Press Release: Urgent Letter to Odisha CM: Quash UAPA FIR against Niyamgiri adivasis and activists: End Repression and Corporate Loot

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[ Press Release and Letter also attached as PDF in English | पत्र का हिन्दी अनुवाद संलग्न है]

PRESS RELEASE


END SPREE OF ARBITRARY ARRESTS, ABDUCTIONS & ALLEGATIONS

 

UAPA cases on Niyamgiri adivasis and activists invites national outrage

 

Hundreds write open letter to Odisha CM: Call for revocation of arbitrary cases; Seek end to repression and corporate-loot

 

22nd Aug, 2023: Hundreds of well-known activists, citizens and people’s organizations from across the country expressed outrage at the imposition of UAPA cases against 9 adivasis and activists of the Niyamgiri Surakhya Samiti (NSS), which spearheaded the historic struggle against bauxite mining by Vedanta Company, in the ecologically bio-diverse Kalahandi and Rayagada regions of Odisha. In a strong open letter to Mr. Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha, they called for immediate quashing of the fabricated FIR filed under UAPA and other serious provisions of IPC against adivasi leaders and supporters of NSS, an end to arbitrary abductions and repression of adivasis, as well as corporate-enabled loot of natural resources in Odisha.

Those charged in the impugned FIR No. 87/2023, dt. 6/8/23, include Dongria Kondh adivasis Lada Sikaka and Drenju Krushka (leaders of NSS), Manu Sikaka and Samba Huika (youth leaders of NSS), Lingaraj Azad, (Advisor of NSS), British Kumar (Khandualamali Surakhya Samiti), Lenin Kumar (poet and solidarity activist), Gobinda Bag (villager associated with NSS) and Upendra Bag (member spokesperson of NSS). Of them, Upendra was kept in police custody for 4 days and later lodged at Rayagada Jail on 14th August, on the eve of ‘independence’ day! Reportedly, he was threatened, hit, slapped multiple times, during detention. Additionally, another youth leader (Krusna Sikoka) was abducted on 5th Aug and later jailed on questionable charges.

The letter to the CM stated, “We have perused through the FIR and are aghast to note the cavalier and ill-motivated manner in which allegations have been levelled against the aforesaid 9 persons. For instance, lathis and axe which many Dongria Kondh adivasis traditionally carry, are being cited as a ground for filing this FIR under UAPA! Likewise, imputations linking the NSS to ‘left wing extremism’ are completely unfounded. We condemn this abuse of process of law and brazen attack on the right of the democratic movement to peaceful resistance”.

The letter decried the suspicious ways in which adivasi leaders, especially youth, are being abducted by police, kept in long periods of detention in violation of law, and some of them are shown as ‘arrested’ after many days! It has come to light that there have been midnight police raids at 3 villages in Kashipur block of Rayagada district, on the 13th and 16th Aug, after which several adivasi youth are reported ‘missing’!

Amongst other things, the Letter demanded the CM & Govt. of Odisha to immediately:

·      DROP all the charges and QUASH FIR against the adivasi leaders, activists and supporters of the Niyamgiri Surakhya Samiti, filed under UAPA and IPC.  

 

·      MAKE PUBLIC the whereabouts of all persons detained / arrested, during the month of August and details of pending cases against them.


·      UPHOLD the democratic rights of the people of Niyamgiri and all movements in Odisha to peaceful resistance and stop the spree of abductions and arrests, as well as, corporate-enabled violence and militarization in adivasi areas.

 

·      INSTITUTE a fair inquiry into the questionable FIR against Krushna Sikaka in 2018 and release him from jail, pending the inquiry. RELEASE Upendra Bag from jail as well immediately.

 

·      REFRAIN from undertaking / permitting any mining related activities or arbitrary action, including under the Forest Conservation (Amendment) Act, 2023 in violation of the rights of Gram Sabhas under the V Schedules of the Constitution, FRA, 2006; PESA Act, 1996 and Judgement of Supreme Court dt. 18th April, 2013.

Below are names of some of the endorsing national, state-level organizations & individuals:

Endorsing National Networks: National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM), All India Kisan Khet Majdur Sangathan (AIKKMS), People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), Indian Social Action Forum (INSAF), National Platform for Small Scale Fish Workers (NPSSFW), All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP), New Trade Union Initiative (NTUI), National Adivasi Alliance (NAA), Human Rights Defenders Alert (HRDA), All India Lawyers Association for Justice (AILAJ), National Campaign for Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR), National Federation of Indian Women (NFIW), Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA), Mines Minerals and People (MMP), CPI ML (Red Star), Socialist Party (India), Nepal Disabled Women Association.

Endorsing Organizations: Indigenous Peoples Land, Life and Knowledge Systems Collective Human Rights Forum, Van Gujjar Tribal Yuva Sanghatan, Uttarakhand Mahila Manch, Chhattisgarh Bachao Andolan, Federation of Rainbow Warriors Goa, Jharkhand Kisan Parishad, Narmada Bachao Andolan, Jagrit Adivasi Dalit Sangathan, Paschim Banga Khet Majoor Samity, Lok Sangharsh Morcha, Rajnandgaon Jila Kisan Sangh, Penn Urimay Iyakkam, Nagrik Mancha, Jeepal Krisak Sramik Sangha, Rashtra Seva Dal, Khorigaon Team Sathi, Ghar Bachao Ghar Banao Andolan, Kendriya Jan Sangharsh Samiti Netrahat, Rangmatipadar Adivasi Commune, Yugma Collective, Peoples Union For Democratic Rights, Sajha Sanskriti Manch, Association for Democratic Rights Punjab, Kangra Citizens Forum, Jan Vikas Shakti Sangathan Bihar, Youth for Himalaya, Environment Support Group, Delhi Forum etc.

Endorsing Individuals from across India: Manoranjan Mohanty, Jean Dreze, Medha Patkar, Prafulla Samantara, Annie Raja, John Dayal, Chayanika Shah, Diana Tavares, Narbinder, Suhasini Mulay, Sandeep Pandey, Xavier Dias, Roop Rekha Verma, Madhu Badhuri, Anil Sadgopal, Agnes Kharshiing, Walter Fernandes, Pranab Doley, Jerome Gerald Kujur, Neetisha Xalxo, Madhuri, Promodini Pradhan, Adv Pyoli, SP Ravi, Srikanta Mohanty, Cedric Prakash, Anuradha Talwar, Adv. Indira Unninayar, Thomas Franco, VS Krishna, Ashok Shrimali, Soumya Dutta, Adv Shalini Gera, Veena Shatrughna, Sujato Bhadro, Henri Tiphagne, Pasarul Alam, Aditya Nigam, Kavita Srivastava, Adv Gayatri Singh, Meera Sanghamitra and many others. (these include names of activists, academics, advocates, artists etc.)

The entire list of signatories and the full text of the letter to the CM is below.

Issued by: National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) | E-mail: napm...@gmail.com

Also refer to the Statement by Odisha activists, PUDR statement and Statement by Campaign Against State Repression (CASR) for chronology of events and more details. 



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22nd Aug, 2023

 

To,

Mr. Naveen Patnaik,

Chief Minister,

Government of Odisha,

Bhubaneswar

 

Sub: Quash UAPA FIR, drop all fabricated charges against adivasi leaders and supporters of Niyamgiri Surakhya Samiti – End Repression and Corporate-enabled loot of natural resources in Odisha.

Sir,

We the undersigned, on behalf of National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) and numerous democratic organizations as well as concerned citizens from across India and beyond, are outraged at the recent developments in Odisha, which has resulted in arbitrary abductions, arrests as well as filing cases against 9 leaders of the Niyamgiri Surakhya Samiti (NSS) and its supporters, under the draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Action (UAPA) and other stringent provisions of the Indian Penal Code.

The Statement by Odisha activists Lingaraj Azad, Prafulla Samantara, Narendra Mohanty and Biswapriya Kanungo, read with the PUDR statement and Statement by Campaign Against State Repression (CASR) describe in detail the disturbing circumstances, in which these charges have been foisted, through FIR 87/2023, dated 6th August. Those charged include Lada Sikaka and Drenju Krushka (leaders of NSS), Manu Sikaka and Samba Huika (youth leaders of NSS), Lingaraj Azad, (Advisor of NSS), British Kumar (Khandualamali Surakhya Samiti), Lenin Kumar (poet and solidarity activist), Gobinda Bag (villager associated with NSS) and Upendra Bag (member spokesperson of NSS). Of them, Upendra was kept in police custody for 4 days and later lodged at Rayagada Jail on 14th August, on the eve of ‘independence’ day! Reportedly, he was threatened, hit and slapped multiple times, during detention.

We have perused through the FIR and are aghast to note the cavalier and ill-motivated manner in which allegations have been levelled against the aforesaid 9 persons. For instance, lathis and axe which many Dongria Kondh adivasis traditionally carry, are being cited as a ground for filing this FIR under UAPA! Likewise, imputations linking the NSS to ‘left wing extremism’ are completely unfounded. We condemn this abuse of process of law and brazen attack on the right of the democratic movement to peaceful resistance.

We have been noticing with concern the developments since 5th August, when two youth leaders of the NSS (Krushna Sikaka, village Patangpadar and Bari Sikaka, village Lakhpadar) mysteriously ‘went missing’. They were reportedly abducted by plainclothes policemen from Lanjigarh, where they had come to interact with people regarding the upcoming Indigenous People’s Day on 9th August. Despite multiple requests, even senior police authorities denied any information of their whereabouts. Apparently, instead of addressing their concerns, the adivasi people were mocked at by some police during the protest. Further, when the police tried to take into custody Drenju Krisika, leader of NSS, the same was thwarted by people’s unity.

Subsequent to mass protests before the Kalyansinghpur police station on 6th Aug, and a writ petition filed in the High Court, Bari Sikaka was ‘returned’ by the police, but Krushna was shown as ‘accused’ in a 5 years old rape case. It baffles us as to why has Krushna been suddenly picked up in Aug, 2023, if the FIR was filed way back in 2018, and he has all along been in the public domain, participating in open meetings. It is learnt that sometime in July, another local person Bali Karkaria (Denguni village) was also allegedly abducted in similar circumstances on unsubstantiated charges and lodged in a jail.

We are aghast at the suspicious ways in which adivasi leaders, especially youth, are being abducted by police, kept in long periods of detention in violation of law, and some of them are shown as ‘arrested’ after many days! It is learnt that there have been midnight police raids at 3 villages in Kashipur block of Rayagada district on the 13th and 16th Aug, after which several adivasi youth are reported ‘missing. All of this shows the state government in a very poor light.

The historic struggle of Dongria Kondh Niyamgiri adivasis against bauxite mining in the ecologically bio-diverse Kalahandi and Rayagada regions, by Vedanta Company is known world-over. Even the Hon’ble Supreme Court upheld the rights of the adivasi Gram Sabhas in its landmark judgement of 18th April, 2013. Despite this the state government has not only watched over, but also enabled excesses by corporations like Vedanta, while militarizing the adivasi regions. We are furious that a repressive law like UAPA is being used to clamp down on the movement, thus also violating the spirit of the verdict of the Apex Court. In the light of this appalling situation;

WE DEMAND, THE ODISHA GOVT. TO IMMEDIATELY:

·      DROP all the charges and QUASH FIR against the adivasi leaders, activists and supporters of the Niyamgiri Surakhya Samiti, filed under UAPA and IPC.  

 

·      MAKE PUBLIC the whereabouts of all persons detained / arrested, during the month of August and details of pending cases against them.

 

·      UPHOLD the democratic rights of the people of Niyamgiri and all movements in Odisha to peaceful resistance and stop the spree of abductions and arrests, as well as, corporate-enabled violence and militarization in adivasi areas.

 

·      INSTITUTE a fair inquiry into the questionable FIR against Krushna Sikaka in 2018 and release him from jail, pending the inquiry. RELEASE Upendra Bag from jail as well immediately.

 

·      REFRAIN from undertaking / permitting any mining related activities or arbitrary action, including under the Forest Conservation (Amendment) Act, 2023 in violation of the rights of Gram Sabhas under the V Schedules of the Constitution, FRA, 2006; PESA Act, 1996 and Judgement of Supreme Court dt. 18th April, 2013.

Sir, even a decade after the judgment of the Apex Court, it is deeply painful to note that the adivasis of Niyamgiri have to keep fighting, for securing their forests and mountains from corporate plunder. The Odisha Govt, has a mandate to work for its ordinary people, not for the profiteering of mega corporations. We hope you will show true statesmanship in putting an end to this persecution of adivasi mulvasi communities, fighting for their jal, jangal, zameen and grassroots sovereignty.

Thanking you,

Endorsing National Networks: National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM), All India Kisan Khet Majdur Sangathan (AIKKMS), People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), Indian Social Action Forum (INSAF), National Platform for Small Scale Fish Workers (NPSSFW), All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP), New Trade Union Initiative (NTUI), National Adivasi Alliance (NAA), Human Rights Defenders Alert (HRDA), All India Lawyers Association for Justice (AILAJ), National Campaign for Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR), National Federation of Indian Women (NFIW), Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA), Mines Minerals and People (MMP), CPI ML (Red Star), Socialist Party (India), Nepal Disabled Women Association.

Endorsing Organizations: Indigenous Peoples Land, Life and Knowledge Systems Collective Human Rights Forum, Van Gujjar Tribal Yuva Sanghatan, Uttarakhand Mahila Manch, Chhattisgarh Bachao Andolan, Federation of Rainbow Warriors Goa, Jharkhand Kisan Parishad, Narmada Bachao Andolan, Jagrit Adivasi Dalit Sangathan, Paschim Banga Khet Majoor Samity, Lok Sangharsh Morcha, Rajnandgaon Jila Kisan Sangh, Penn Urimay Iyakkam, Nagrik Mancha, Jeepal Krisak Sramik Sangha, Rashtra Seva Dal, Khorigaon Team Sathi, Ghar Bachao Ghar Banao Andolan, Kendriya Jan Sangharsh Samiti Netrahat, Rangmatipadar Adivasi Commune, Yugma Collective, Peoples Union For Democratic Rights, Sajha Sanskriti Manch, Association for Democratic Rights Punjab, Kangra Citizens Forum, Jan Vikas Shakti Sangathan Bihar, Youth for Himalaya, Environment Support Group, Delhi Forum etc.

Endorsing Individuals from across India: Manoranjan Mohanty, Jean Dreze, Medha Patkar, Prafulla Samantara, Annie Raja, John Dayal, Chayanika Shah, Diana Tavares, Narbinder, Suhasini Mulay, Sandeep Pandey, Xavier Dias, Roop Rekha Verma, Madhu Badhuri, Anil Sadgopal, Agnes Kharshiing, Walter Fernandes, Pranab Doley, Jerome Gerald Kujur, Neetisha Xalxo, Madhuri, Promodini Pradhan, Adv Pyoli, SP Ravi, Srikanta Mohanty, Cedric Prakash, Anuradha Talwar, Adv. Indira Unninayar, Thomas Franco, VS Krishna, Ashok Shrimali, Soumya Dutta, Adv Shalini Gera, Veena Shatrughna, Sujato Bhadro, Henri Tiphagne, Pasarul Alam, Aditya Nigam, Kavita Srivastava, Adv Gayatri Singh, Meera Sanghamitra and many others. (these include names of activists, academics, advocates, artists etc.)

The entire list of signatories is below:

Issued by: National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) | E-mail: napm...@gmail.com

Also refer to the Statement by Odisha activists, PUDR statement and Statement by Campaign Against State Repression (CASR) for chronology of events and more details.

Full List of Signatories

 

Name

City / District and State

Organization / Profession

Organizational Endorsement

Prafulla Samantara

Bhibaneswar

NAPM

Yes

Radhika

Bangalore

Law

.

Dhiraj Lakhotia

Siliguri/ Darjeeling District/ West Bengal

Lawyer

Self.

Anjali

Maharashtra

Yugma Collective

Yes

Arun B R

Bangalore

Dentist

No

Nandan Sreejith

Kochi, Ernakulam, Kerala

Student

Yes

Arundhati Dhuru

Lucknow U. P.

National Alliance of People's Movements

Yes

Sandeep Pandey

Lucknow U.P.

Socialist Party (India)

Yes

Willy

New Delhi

Indian Social Action Forum

Yes

Robert

Aizawl, Mizoram

Consultant

Yes

Asif Ali Zaidi

Delhi

Article 21 Trust

No

Ramnarayan

Uttarakhand

Indepdendent Educator

Independent

Simona Sawhney

New Delhi

Professor

No

A.B. Paul

Gurugram

Vision of India

Yes

Sudhir Vombatkere

Mysuru, Karnataka

Retired

NAPM

M.S.V KAUSHIK

Telangana

RSV

No

Purnima Upadhyay

Achalpur

Social Worker

Yes

Evita das

Delhi

Urban researcher

Not with any organization

Salam Khan

Hyderabad

Edelweiss

Yes

Nidhi

Bangalore, karnataka

Environment support group

Yes

Pradyumna Behera

Mumbai

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Yes

Priya Dharshini

Delhi

Delhi forum

Yes

Badapbiang Dkhar

Shillong

Assistant Professor of Legal Practice, JGLS

No

Navdeep Mathur

Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Faculty

No

Suresh Melettukochy

Bhopal

individual

yes

Farai Divan Patel

Goa

Ecologist

No

Sudha N

Bangalore, Karnataka

Independent Researcher-Activist

No

Purbayan Chakraborty

Kolkata, West Bengal

Lawyer

No

Ram Naresh Jha

Danapur, Patna, Bihar

NAPM

Yes

CR Neelakandan

Ernakulam Kerala

NAPM

Endorsing

P Raghu

Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Social Worker

No

Naveen Kumar

Goa Panjim

Student

No.

Krishna vohra

Delhi

Student

yes

Madhuri

Madhya Pradesh

Jagrit Adivasi Dalit Sangathan

Yes

Ram Naresh Jha

Danapur, Patna, Bihar

NAPM

Yes

Madhu Bhaduri

Delhi

Retired Ambassador of India

Individually

Dr sunilam

Multai ,Betul , MP

kisan Sanghrash Samiti , all india

Yes

Pyoli

Delhi

Advocate

No

Sarita Barpanda

Bhubaneswar, Khurda, Odisha

Activist

I am an activist and I endorse the appeal

Aparna

New Delhi

NCDHR

Yes

Bittu K R

Sonipat Haryana

Scientist and activist

No

george sorger

canada

university professor retired

no

Aagnay Budhraja

Bhimtal, Uttarakhand

Sattal Conservation Club

Can not

Anupama

Pondicherry

Researcher

No

Thanga

Lawngtlai/Mizoram

Teacher

yes

Linda Chhakchhuak

Meghalaya, Shillong

Concerned Citizen

No

Sarath Cheloor

Thrissur, Kerala

State Coordinator, NAPM Keralam

Yes

aruna rodrigues

MHOW CANTT, district Indore MP

Environmental

sunray Harvesters

Nanita Sharma

New Delhi

Lawyer

Yes

Kriti Sharma

Delhi

JGLS

No

Shobha

Karnataka

Independent theater artist

Na

Xavier Dias

Ranchi

Editor

Yes

Laxmipriya Mohanty

Cuttack

NAPM

Yes

sheba chhachhi

delhi

independent photigrapher

n.a

Gurpreet Kaur

Delhi

Researcher

Independent

Banhi Chakraborty

Kolkata

Ex-teacher , member of NAPM

Yes

Smriti

Hyderabad, Telangana State

Retired govt employee

No

Nisha Biswas

Kolkata

Activist

NA

Lumina da Costa Almeida

Margao, South Goa, Goa

Citizen of India

Yes

Preeti Singh

Himachal

Designer

Yes

Gabriella Dcruz

Goa

Ecologist

No

Ritash

Bangalore/Karnataka

Writer & consultant

No

Leena

Ranchi Jharkhand

Social work activist

yes

Y Krishna Jyothi

Hyderabad, Telangana

Journalist

No

Sumit Mahar

Himachal Pradesh

Youth for Himalaya

Yes

Ranjan Kumar

Vaishali,Bihar

Jan Vikas Shakti Sangathan,Bihar

Yes

Annie Raja

Delhi

NFIW

Yes

Biswapriya kanungo

Bhubaneswar

Advocate

Personally

Devanjali M

Kolkata, west bengal

Eco warrier

Yes

John Dayal

New Delhi

Writer and activist

Individual

Sudha

Bangalore

Social worker

Yes

Vandana Prabha

Patna, Bihar

Political activist

No

Khairunnisha

Ahmedabad

Activist

Parwaaz

Swati Narayan

Sonipat, Haryana

Right to Food Campaign

No

Geeta gairola

Deharadun uttrakhand

Uttrakhand mahila manch

Yes

Adv Dr Shalu Nigam

Delhi NCR

Lawyer

Not applicable

SHARAD BEHAR

BHOPAL, M'P.

RETIRED Civil Servant

not feasible.

Shilpaa Anand

Hyderabad

BITS

No

Jean Dreze

Ranchi

Concerned citizen

No

Sharanya

Koraput, Odisha

Rangmatipadar Adivasi commune

Yes

Mohammad Ishak Van Gujjar

Haldwani Nanital Uttarakhand

Van Gujjar Tribal Yuva Sanghatan

Yes

Cedric Prakash

Ahmedabad Gujarat

Human Rights. Justice and Peace Activist/writer

Personal

Hema Das

Tezpur, District: Sonitpur, Assam.

The EAST, Tezpur, Assam

Yes

Seema Azad

Allahabad Uttar Pradesh

PUCL

No

Tasmiah Juthi

Dhaka

Programme Associate, APWLD

NO, personally

Soma Marik

Kolkata

Associate Professor History, RKSM Vivekananda Vidyabhavan, Kolkata

No. As an individual

Tikadevi Dahal

Kathmandu

Nepal Disabled Women Association

Yes

V.S.Roy David

Kushalnagar, Kodagu, Karnataka

National Adivasi Alliance

Yes

Diana Tavares

Margao, South Goa

Federation of Rainbow Warriors

Yes

Aditya

Prayagraj

Academics

Yes

Shreekumar

Udupi

Sangatya

Individually

आलोक शुक्ला

रायपुर, छत्तीसगढ़

छत्तीसगढ़ बचाओ आंदोलन

हां

Bhakta batshal Mohanty

Kendujhar Odisha

Gandhi Bichar Parisad Odisha

Yes

Deepa Kaushlam

Dehradun - Uttarakhand

Astitva for women

Yes

Nikita

Delhi

Maater's Student

NA

Rohit Sharma

Gwalior

Researcher

No

Lisa Pires

Nagoa

Concerned Citizen

Presentation Sisters

Dhiman

Chennai

CPDR-TN

No

Suhasini Mulay

Mumbai

Actor

No

Jose

North and state Goa

Senior citizen

Yes

Agnes Kharshiing

Shillong East Khasi Hills District Meghalaya

Civil Society Women Organisation Social Worker

As Social Worker

Anil Sadgopal

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

All India Forum for Right to Education (AIFRTE)

No, It is personal endorsement.

AVS Krishna Chaitanya

Hyderabad, Telangana

Software Engineer

No

Radhika Desai

Porvorim, Bardez, Goa

Independent Researcher

No

Chayanika Shah

Mumbai

Forum Against Oppression of Women

Yes

Prakriti

Delhi

Right to Food Campaign

No

Kisha

Delhi

Media

No

Rashi

Chhattisgarh

Researcher

Yes

Rajaraman

Odisha

Independent

Indigenous peoples land, life and knowledge systems collective

Meera Sanghamitra

Telangana

National Alliance of People's Movements (NAPM)

Yes

Nilesh

Dehradun

Citizen

NA

Qudsia Tabassum

Hyderabad/telangana state

Lawyer

No

Swastika Prasad

New Delhi.

Volunteer at pratyek..nine is mine..

No

Deependra

South Bastar Dantewada

Law Student

No

arunes...@gmail.com

Bangalore karnataka

Release detenus jailed forcibly n unlawfully

No

M

Pune

.

Not possible

P K Sarkar

Bankura, West Bengal

Health activist

Yes

Roopashri Sinha

Mumbai

Freelance documentation consultant no

No

Dwiji Guru

Bengaluru, Karnataka

Millets Ecosystem Consultant

on behalf of all millet producing communities

Debajit Dutta

Kolkata, West Bengal

Activism

Yes

vvjyothi

hyderabad

journalist

yes

Jai Karan Mandauthi

Bahadurgarh, Jhajjar, Haryana

All'India Kisan Khet Majdur Sangthan AIKKMS

Yes

Yash Agrawal

Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra

Assistant professor

no

KALYANI MENON SEN

COMBATORE, TAMIL NADU

Independent

NA

Shewli

Mumbai

National Council of Women Leaders

No

AS Vasantha

Delhi

WSS

Yes

Jeeth

Karnataka

Environmentalist

Yes

Ravi SP

Chalakudy, Thrissur, Kerala

Chalakudypuzha Samrakshana Samithi

No

Tony

Ranchi

Bagaicha

Yes

Medha Patkar

Badwani,Madhya Pradesh

Napm,Narmada Bachao Andolan

Yes

Ambika

Dist seraikela kharshawan jharkhand

Jharkhand kisan parishad

Yes

Sagari Ramdas

Telangana

veterinary scientist , Food Sovereignty Alliance

yes

Sadhu santa

Koraputa, odisha

Farmer

Yes

Rakhi Das Sinha

West Bengal

Self employed

No

Uma shankari

Hyderabad, Telangana

Indian citizen

No

Pratibha Shinde

Jalgaon, district Jalgaon, State Maharashtra

Lok Sangharsh morcha

Yes

Rupesh

Noida

Kisan Sabha

Yes

Sujata Madhok

New Delhi

Journalist

No

Pamela Philipose

New Delhi, Delhi

Journalist

As an individual

VS Krishna

Visakhapatnam

Human Rights Forum (HRF)

Yes

Shalini Gera

Bilaspur

Chhattisgarh Bachao Andolan

Yes

Jasobanta Bariha

Bolangir

Adivasi activist

Yes

Vivek Sharma

Delhi

Lawyer

Yes

Pradip Chatterjee

Kolkata, West Bengal

National Platform for Small Scale Fish Workers (NPSSFW)

Yes

Shubhada Shridhar Deshmukh

Kurkheda dist:Gadchiroli, M.S.

Social Worker

No

Sudha Bharadwaj

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Lawyer

Yes

Sabita Banerjee

Jharkgand

Jharkhand,chatra

Yes

Geeta Charusivam

Chennai Tamilnadu

Social Activist

Endorsed Individually

Sujata Kindo

Sundargarh, odisha

Teacher

Yes

SOUMYA DUTTA

Delhi

MAUSAM/South Asia

Yes

Bhanumathi Kalluri

Hyderabad

Dhaatri

Yes

Zakia Soman

Ahmedabad

BMMA

Yes

sumita

Delhi

lawyer

in my individual capacity

Ranjana Kanhere

Shahada, Dist. Nandurbar, Maharadhtra

Social work

No.

Ashok choudhary

Saharanpur, U. P.

All India Union of Forest Working People aiu...@gmail.com

Yes

Nidhi

Gurugram

Environment and Gender Rights Activist

Yes

Tara Murali

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Individual

Not Applicable

Timir Basu

Kolkata, West Bengal

Frontier/ Journalism

Yes

Vinod sonera

Panchmahals Godhra

NIRMAN

Yes

Ashok Shrimali

Ahmedabad ,Gujarat

mines, mineral &People

yes

Thomas Franco

Chennai

People First

Yes

Venugopal

Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy, Telangana

Retired

No

Anuradha Talwar

Barasat, West Bengal

Paschim Banga Khet Majoor Samity

Yes

pranab doley

Assam

politician

Not in my discretion. so I endorse personally.

Bijaya Chanda

Kolkata

Advocate, Alipore Court

As an Advocate

Dr.Mohan Rao

Bangalore

Independent researcher

N.A.

Smita Gandhi

Vashi, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Maharashtra.

Retired professor, Mumbai University, Individual

......

Sujato Bhadra

Kolkata, West Bengal

Human rights activist

Individually

Dr. Sanju

Sadulpur,Churu Rajasthan

Teaching

Yes

Rosamma Thomas

Kottayam district

None

Not applicable

Gabriele Dietrich

Madurai, TN

NAPM and Pennurimai Iyakkam

yes

Gautam Mody

New Delhi

New Trade Union Initiative

YES

Dr.Suhas Kolhekar

Pune,Maharashtra

National Alliance of People's Movements

Yes

Aruna

Pune

Individual

Not applicable

Shakun Doundiyakhed

Bangalore

Activist working with marginalised communities

Yes!

Monikangkana Botbora

Golaghat(Assam)

Jeepal krishak sramik sangha

Yes

Brinelle Dsouza

Mumbai

Academic and Activist

Jan Swasthya Abhiyan - Mumbai

Sharad Joshi

THANE/Thane/Maharashtra

Narmada Bachao Andolan