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India: Statement by artists, historians, academics and concerned citizens To Restore Communications in Jammu and Kashmir

20 September

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SAHMAT

Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust
36 Pt. Ravi Shankar Shukla Lane (Canning Lane)
New Delhi-110001
Email: sahmat8[at]yahoo.com
Tel: 23381276/23070787

21.9.2019

We are greatly disturbed by the shutdown in communication network for well over five weeks in Jammu and Kashmir which is causing extreme hardship to the people there. Family members outside Jammu and Kashmir are unable to contact their relatives in the state; students cannot receive funds from their families; and acute distress is being faced by patients unable to access medical help.

We call on the Government to lift the communications blockade immediately so that our fellow citizens are spared this suffering.

Ram Rahman

Anil Chandra

Nasir Tyabji

Sania Hashmi

Rajendra Sharma

Vivan Sundaram

Arunkumar HG

Javed Malik

Neeraj Malik

Tapati Guha-Thakurta

Inder Salim

Zoya Hasan

Romila Thapar

Anil Bhatti

Ruth Zohtanpuii

Noyana Khatoniar

Anju Dodiya

Atul Dodiya

Shilpa Gupta

Sara Rai

M Aslam

Indrapramit Roy

Dinesh Abrol

Archana Prasad

Bharat Choudhary

Pushpamala N.

Sindhu Thirumalaisamy

Tara Sabharwal

Riyas Komu

Neha Choksi

Shefalee Jain

Shaibani Azam

Meera Devidayal

Gauri Gill

Sahej Rahel

Sonia Khurana

Shantamani Muddaiah

Vishwamohan Jha

Umesh Kumar

Jahangir Asgar Jani

Madhuban Mitra

Manas Bhattacharya

Shukla Sawant

Navroze Contractor

Sonia Jabbar

C.F. John

Githa Hariharan

Gopika Chowfla

Zuleikha Allana

Navjot Altaf

Gopika Nath

Archana Hande

Nilima Sheikh

Deeptha Achar

Sudhir Patwardhan

Anita Dube

Anita Khemka

Imran Kokiloo

Rosalyn Dmello

Geeta Kapur

Ashoke Chatterjee

Arun Kumar Kalra

Sarbasis Bhattacharya

Vijay Rajoria

Parthiv Shah

Sunil Kothari

Murari Jha

Sharmila Samant

Irfan Habib

Zoya Hasan

Orijit Sen

Ashok Vajpeyi

M.M.P. Singh

Rajesh Joshi

Githa Hariharan

Prabhat Patnaik

Syeda Hameed

Sashi Kumar

Rajinder Arora

Shireen Gandhy

Molayashree Hashmi

Sohail Hashmi

MK Raina