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February 23, 2020
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A group of 42 scholars and academics from across the country have issued a statement expressing concern over the ordeal of Indian Institute of Technology-Guwahati (IIT-G) faculty member Arupjyoti Saikia, who was summoned and grilled by the National Investigation Agency on February 1.The NIA did not specify why Prof. Saikia had been questioned for about four hours. His colleagues suspected it was in connection with the violent protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in December last year.”We… write in distress and with concern with regard to the ongoing ordeal of… Professor Saikia is one of the country’s most distinguished and respected historians. The author most recently of a landmark history of the Brahmaputra River, he has also written significant works on forest and agrarian history,” the statement said. “That a scholar of such standing, and a human being of such decency, has been called for intensive grilling by the NIA is deeply distressing. We urge that the NIA treat him with the dignity and respect he deserves, and allow him to continue his professional work unimpeded.” Among the scholars and academics who issued the statement are Ramachandra Guha, Niraja Gopal Jayal, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Geetha Venkataraman, Nandini Sundar, Nayanjyot Lahiri, Janaki Nair and Raziuddin Aquil. Full list of the scholars and academics:Dr Sukanta Chaudhuri, Professor Emeritus, Department of English, Jadavpur University, KolkataDr Ramachandra Guha, Satish Dhawan Visiting Professor, Centre for Society and Policy, Indian Institute of Science, BengaluruProfessor Niraja Gopal Jayal, Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New DelhiProfessor Partha Chatterjee, former Director, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, KolkataProfessor Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Department of Political Science, Ashoka UniversityProfessor Geetha Venkataraman, Department of Mathematics, Ambedkar UniversityProfessor Samantak Das, Department of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, KolkataProfessor Amita Baviskar, Department of Environmental Studies, Ashoka UniversityRamaswamy Sudarshan, Dean, School of Government and Public Policy, OP Jindal Global UniversityDr Harini Nagendran, Professor of Sustainability, Azim Premji University, BangaloreDr M. D. Madhusudhan, Co-Founder, Nature Conservation Foundation, MysoreDr Venu Madhav Govindu, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, BengaluruProfessor Rajeshwari S. Raina, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Shiv Nadar UniversityProfessor Subhashis Banerjee, Department of Computer Science, Indian Institute of Technology, New DelhiProfessor Srinath Raghavan, Department of International Relations, Ashoka UniversityDr Sharachchandra Lele, Distinguished Fellow, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, BengaluruDr Geetanjoy Sahu, Centre for Science, Technology, and Society, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, MumbaiGautam Bhadra, Honorary Professor, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata.Dr Supriya Chaudhuri, Professor Emerita, Jadavpur University, KolkataProfessor Nandini Sundar, Department of Sociology, Delhi UniversityProfessor Nayanjot Lahiri, Department of History, Ashoka UniversityDr Dinesh Mohan, Honorary Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, New DelhiProfessor Mahesh Rangarajan, Department of History, Ashoka UniversityJatindra Kumar Nayak, Professor of English (Retired), Utkal UniversityProfessor A. R. Venkatachalapathy, Tamil historian and writer, ChennaiDr Manu V Devadevan, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, MandiProfessor Nivedita Menon, Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New DelhiProfessor Amitabh Joshi, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, BengaluruProfessor Enakshi Bhattacharya, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, MadrasDr Indira Chowdhury, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, BengaluruProfessor Suresh Govindarajan, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Indian Institute of Science, BengaluruProfessor K Srilata, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, MadrasDr Janaki Nair, Professor of History (Retired), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New DelhiDr Vishwesha Guttal, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, BengaluruDr Rahi Soren, School of Oceanographic Studies, Jadavpur University, KolkataProfessor K. V. Subrahmanyam, Chennai Mathematical Institute, ChennaiDr Anindiya Sinha, National Institute of Advanced Studies, BengaluruProfessor Arnab Rai Choudhuri, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, BengaluruProfessor Sudhir Chella Rajan, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, MadrasDr Raziuddin Aquil, Department of History, Delhi UniversityProfessor Rita Kothari, Department of English, Ashoka UniversityKishalay Bhattarcharya, Associate Professor, OP Jindal Global University

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