Academic Freedom in India: Open letter for the immediate release of jailed academics

To members and friends of CDBU,

Please consider signing this open letter condemning the repression of academic freedom in India and demand the immediate release of jailed academics, scholar-activists, students and artistes.

Dr Rowan Williams, our Chair of Trustees, has provided the following message calling on the academic community to act now to defend academic freedom globally:

‘There are a good many places in our world where the defence of academic freedom is more than just resisting unintelligent administrative pressures and the tyranny of basic accountancy; and one of those places at the moment is India.  None of us can stand by while academic colleagues are imprisoned for their views by an increasingly intolerant government, and I urge all our members to support this open letter and to give it the widest possible publicity.’

To sign the Open Letter, please click here.