Citizens’ Statement Condemning Persecution of Lawyers Collective and Indira Jaising

We, the undersigned – people living with HIV, members of sexworker collectives, transgender activists, members of LGBTI collectives, injecting drug users, sexual health and rights advocates, public health experts and academics, cultural activists, filmmakers, educators and journalists associated with sexual rights issues — strongly condemn the persecution of the Lawyers Collective (LC), and its key functionaries Indira Jaising and Anand Grover by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.