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Alumni of DSSW Condemn the Hate Speech by Kapil Mishra and demand immediate restitution of victims of Delhi Violence

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Kapil Mishra remains in controversy since 23 February 2020 over his controversial speech in Jafrabad as he threatened the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act of forceful removal. and dire consequences. Meanwhile, the alumni from different batches of the Department of Social Work (Delhi School of Social Work-DSSW), University of Delhi, his alma mater have unequivocally condemned the hate speeches made by Mishra.

In a joint statement, more than hundred alumni of DSSW have expressed their malaise over his pre election speeches and act, the statement reads, “both his act and speech stands in direct contradiction to not only of values and ethics of social works but also basic humanitarian principles. It is both shocking and disheartening to see him at the centre of communal bigotry followed by violence with the justification of clearing roads. Dissent is at the heart of democracy, as Mishra will be rightly aware and protest a fundamental right, therefore any attempt to sanitize a public place of CAA protest is a violation of Right to Life under Article 21 under the Constitution of India”

This is not the first time that Mishra has been at the epicentre of communal hate mongering, rather been engaged with it on several accounts. Earlier he had been in controversy over projecting the Delhi election as ‘Delhi Against Jehadi Violence’ besides raising slogans “shoot the traitors”.

“His incitation led to the worst form of a humanitarian tragedy in decades, as rioting mobs burnt down homes, businesses, schools besides desecrating places of religious worship. It has left hundreds homeless, many more wounded and approximately 46 dead thereby making it a crisis. This tragedy has affected young, old and women to a great magnitude. Today, the victims continue to pay the price of a communally charged hate speech with their lives and livelihoods. The plight of those grievously injured and languishing in temporary relief camps bears testimony of such incitation”, the statement added.

They have the following demands:—

  1. Appropriate legal action to be taken against Kapil Mishra and others for the hate speeches which instigated violence from 24th February 2020.
  2. Free and fair probe by an independent enquiry commission.
  3. Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) leadership take action against Kapil Mishra and other party workers accused of hate speeches, as the party continues to enjoy majority confidence since 2014.
  4. Delhi and Central Government declare the Delhi Violence an emergency and respond immediately by making available relief & shelter to all in form of food, clothes, shelter and medical aid besides other basic provisions.
  5. Affected children, adolescents, elderly and women be provided trauma care and psychosocial care in partnership with NGOs.
  6. Central Government come out with guidelines for leaders and lay down punitive measures against jingoism of any form.
  7. Immediate identification of rioters besides setting up a fast track court for justice delivery.

Undersigned students appeal for therapy and counselling of adults and juveniles who seem to have undergone communal indoctrination thereby engaging in looting and violent acts.

Signatories:

1. Khwaja Saadat Noor 1995-97

2. Anweshaa Ghosh 2004-06

3. Imnasenla Jamir 2004-06

4. Reenu Ram 2004-06

5. Suneha Kandpal 2004-06

6. Namami Sharma 2004-06

7. Roma Dey 2005-07

8. Shantalembi Lisham 2005-07

9. Abhishweta Jha 2005-07

10. Nagma Quereshi 2005-07

11. Chinmayi Sarma 2010-12

12. Meenakshi Saharan 2010-12

13. Lorina Anal 2010-12

14. Arif Ahmed 2010-12

15. Anohita Sharma 2010-12

16. Ovais Sultan Khan 2010-12

17. Shahied Chouhan 2011-13

18. Jaspreet Bhamra 2011-13

19. Juned Khan 2011-13

20. Namita Sharma 2011-13

21. Mohtasim Hanief 2011-13

22. Ashraf EK 2011-13

23. Jamsheena KP 2011-13

24. Nalin Maurya 2011-13

25. Amjad Ali 2011-13

26. Akshita 2011-13

27. Nalin Maurya 2011-13

28. Poornima Narang 2011-13

29. Anjali Lal 2011-13

30. Joseph 2011-13

31. Arjun 2011-13

32. Saddam Ali 2011-13

33. Bikash Chetry 2012-14

34. Kumar Abhishek 2012-14

35. Zora Saffrin Azad 2012-14

36. Zeba Rizvi 2010-12

37. Abhijeet Koch 2010-12

38. Chandramani Piyush 2012-14

39. Amit 2013-15

40. Linnet 2013-15

41. Sumaiya Maaz 2013-15

42. Devika Menon 2013-15

43. Bhaswati 2013-15

44. Sujata Bori 2013-15

45. Ahinsa 2013-15

46. Pallavika 2013-15

47. Pallavi 2013-15

48. Anchal 2013-15

49. Masakazu – 2013-15

50. Rahul Chaudhary 2013-15

51. Qamrul Huda 2013-15

52. Imad Ul Riyaz 2014-16

53. Yusuf Hassan 2014-16

54. Homam Khan 2014-16

55. Asfia Jamal 2014-16

56. Rigzin Dawa 2014-16

57. Nikita kataria 2014-16

58. Shangmila Dilbung 2014-16

59. Sadaf Naushad 2014-16

60. Ravish Grewal 2014-16

61. Prashant Mukherjee 2014-16

62. Mithun 2014-16

63. Nikita Chakma 2014-16

64. Ankit Jha 2015-17

65. Rahul kapoor 2015-17

66. Shourya roy 2015-17

67. Sarah Gulruksar 2015-17

68. Richa Sharma 2015-17

69. Sheena Chaudhary 2015-17

70. Sanjeev Anand 2015-17

71. Ayush Patel 2015-17

72. Mansoor Alam 2015-17

73. Hrishikesh 2015-17

74. Sahana Priyadarshini 2015-17

75. Harsh Gupta 2015-17

76. Pasang Dolma 2015-17

77. Drishti Agrawal 2015-17

78. Abhisarika Rai 2015-17

79. Puja Menon 2015-17

80. Pragati Mishra 2015-17

81. Abuzar Ansari 2015-17

82. Shalini Ranjan 2015-17

83. Nidhi Punetha 2015-17

84. Himani Chaurasia 2016-18

85. Sachin 2016-18

86. Yukti 2016-18

87. Tarun Sagar 2016-18

88. Pawan Kumar 2016-18

89. Shadma Ahmed 2016-18

90. Sonal Shubham 2017-19

91. Pankhuri Shukla 2017-19

92. Sharanya 2017-2019

93. Divya Nandan 2017-2019

94. Shantanu Singh Gaur 2017-2019

95. Alok Sharma 2017-2019

96. Megha Choppari 2017-2019

97. Vaishali 2017-2019

98. Abhishek Kumar 2017-2019

99. Rahul 2017-2019

100. Srishti Ghai 2017-2019

101. Nishta Singh 2017-19

102. Sahana Afreen 2017-19

103. Kratika Choubey 2017-19

104. Bhawana Yadav

105. Meenakshi Saharan

106. Praveen Sriramshetty

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