More than 200 prominent citizens urge CJI to hear key issues

New Delhi: More than 200 prominent citizens, including prominent professors, officials, journalists and activists wrote an open letter to the Chief Justice of India, attempting to draw his attention to the pending status of key issues before the Supreme Court, covering Citizenship Amendment Act matters. electoral ties.

The signatories of the letter note that among the 421 cases of the Constitutional Chamber pending before the various chambers, it
are 49 main cases and 372 related cases in October 2021.

Issues listed in the letter as deserving the court’s immediate attention include the reading of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir without due process, the continued abuse of the UAPA, which is already in dispute, the law amending the law on citizenship, agricultural laws for whose report of the expert committee appointed by the SC was submitted in March 2021, but the case has not yet been heard, the law on sedition, privacy issues in the Pegasus and Aadhaar cases, electoral obligations and transparency in election financing, and the Rafale fighter plane contract.

Emphasizing that the urgent issues affect the fundamental rights of citizens and are also matters of national importance, the letter notes that the recent appointment of nine judges to the Supreme Court, bringing the number of judges to 31, has increased the expectation of the public as to the judgment case.

The letter points out that some of these issues, which have been outstanding for as long as two years, seriously affect the lives and livelihoods of many people.

“The speedy resolution of these constitutional cases will restore the confidence that we, as citizens, have in the judiciary and the Supreme Court,” observe the authors.

Below are the signatories:

Admiral Laxminarayan Ramdas, PVSM, AVSM, VrC (retired). Alibag.
Medha Patkar, social activist, NAPM, NBA.
Julio Ribeiro, IPS (retired).
Rajmohan Gandhi, University of Illinois, Urbana, USA.
Dr A Gopalakrishnan, Former Chairman, Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, Kochi.
Shruti Lokre, lawyer, Mumbai.
Smiti Sharma, lawyer, Raipur.
Neelabh Dubey, lawyer, Raipur.
Radha Gopalan, Environmental Scientist and Educator, Thiruvananthapuram.
Anitha S, ecological educator, Thiruvananthapuram.
Omair Ahmad, journalist, New Delhi.
Bobby Kunhu, lawyer.
Pamela Philippose, journalist, Delhi.
Lalita Ramdas, citizen, activist, educator, Alibag.
Javed Anand, human rights activist and journalist, Mumbai.
Dunu Roy, Risk Center, Delhi.
Rita Manchanda, scholar and peace and human rights activist, Delhi.
Henri Tiphagne, lawyer, Madras District Court, Madurai.
Suhasini Moulay.
Subhash Gatade, New Socialist Initiative.
Anand Sahay, Columnist and Columnist, Delhi.
Kalpana Kannabiran, independent researcher, Secunderabad.
ID Khajuria, peace activist and chair, J&K Forum for Peace and Territorial Integrity of State.
Sanam Sutirath Wazir, human rights activist.
Samvartha Sahil, freelance writer and teacher, Manipal.
Aakar Patel, columnist.
Sajjad Hussain, political activist, Ladakh.
AC Michael, former member of the Delhi Minority Commission and United National Coordinator
Christian Forum.
Praveen Sawhney, editor-in-chief of Force news magazine.
Tapan Bose.
Col Pavan Nair, VSM (retired), Pune.
Navjot Altaf, visual artist, Mumbai.
Saeed Mirza, filmmaker, writer, Mumbai.
K Babu Rao, Former Chief Scientist, Hyderabad.
Dr Vivek Monteiro, Secretary CITU Maharashtra, Mumbai.
Asha V, housewife, language teacher, Mysuru.
Persis Ginwalla, Ahmedabad.
Ammu Joseph, journalist and author, Bengaluru.
Brinelle D’souza, JSA co-host, Mumbai.
Dr Anjali Monteiro, scholar and filmmaker, Goa.
Dr KP Jayasankar, scholar and filmmaker, Goa.
Niloufer Bhagwat, lawyer, Mumbai.
Commander Rajvir Singh, IN (retired), New Delhi.
Nandita Narain, Associate Professor, University of Delhi.
Sukla Sen, peace activist, Mumbai.
Dr Nisha Biswas, CSIR scientist, Calcutta.
Anil Chaudhury, educator, Gurugram.
K Sudha, HRF, Visakhapatnam.
Piya Chakravarty, Editor-in-Chief, Goa.
Ushi Kak, author, columnist, editorial consultant. NOIDA.
Dwithiya Raghavan, Hyderabad
Vishal Sharma, Writer and Researcher, Visiting Fellow, University of Coventry.
Meenakshi Joshi, host, All India Mahila Sanskritik Sangthan, Gujarat.
Anuradha Talwar, union organizer, West Bengal.
Prof Ujjwal K Chowdhury, Secretary, Global Media Education Council.
Anand Patwardhan.
Atul Gurtu, (retired), professor TIFR, Mumbai.
Dwarikanath Rath, Movement for Secular Democracy (MSD) Ahmedabad.
Apar Gupta, Executive Director, Internet Freedom Foundation.
C. Rammanohar Reddy, Editor-in-Chief, The India Forum.
Rimmi Vaghela, university researcher and student activist.
Altaf Hussain, Pediatrician, Srinagar.
Jean Dreze, economist.
Shabnam Hashmi, social activist, managing director, Anhad.
Sujata Madhok, freelance journalist, New Delhi.
Sahba Hussain, independent researcher and author, New Delhi.
Farooq Trali, President of the Citizens Council.
Tanveer Hussain Khan, human rights defender, Srinagar.
Teacher. Mukesh Kumar, journalist and academician, consultant editor at satyahindi.com.
Rajaram Tallur, former journalist, Udupi
ND Pancholi, lawyer, Delhi.
Aijaz Zaka Syed, Journalist and columnist.
Anand Vardhan Singh, editor and founder of thepublic.india
Md. Anwar, Legal Activist, Secretary, Association for the Protection of Civil Rights, Delhi Chapter.
Dipa Sinha.
Swati Narayan, activist, Bangalore.
Lawyer Shalu Nigam, Delhi.
Sachin Godambe, social activist and freelance journalist, Pune.
Neelima Sharma, playwright, activist.
Author of Shamsul Islam.
Leena Dabiru, social activist, Delhi.
Ranabir Samaddar, researcher.
Kathyayini Chamaraj, freelance journalist.
Uma Chakravarti, Retired Lecturer, University of Delhi.
Anand Chakravarti, retired lecturer, University of Delhi.
Asha Hans, academic.
Evita Das, PIPFPD.
Vijayan MJ, PIPFPD.
Darshan Dalal.
Geeta Seshu, journalist.
Farida Khan, scholar (University of Delhi, Jamia Millia Islamia, retiree).
Joe Athialy.
Nandini Sundar, University of Delhi.
Manoranjan Mohanty, retired professor, University of Delhi.
Mandeep Punia, journalist.
Swati Bhattacharjee, Senior Deputy Editor, Ananda Bazar Patrika.
Nilova Roy Choudhury, journalist.
Sevanti Ninan, journalist.
Badri Raina, retired teacher, University of Delhi.
Dr Goldy M George, activist, author, academician.
Dr Sandhya Kumari, Professor of Law, Galgotias University.
Harbans Mukhia, history professor and rector, JNU (retired).
K Ashok Rao, retired.
Meera Sanghamitra, National Alliance of Popular Movements (NAPM).
Dr Syed Ali Mujtaba, Assistant Professor Guru Nanak College, Chennai.
Mandakini, Gramya Resource Center for Women in Nalgonda, Telangana.
Ishita Mukhopadhyay, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Calcutta and Chairman,
Indian Association for Women’s Studies.
Prabhakar Sinha, former PUCL national president.
Sanjukta Basu, writer, feminist researcher, editorial consultant National Herald.
Raja Rajeev Kumar, entrepreneur, mentor and creator of social change.
Swatija Pranjpe, feminist activist.
Ashok Agarwal, lawyer.
Abha Dev Habib, Miranda House Associate Professor, University of Delhi.
Venkitesh Ramakrishnan, Frontline Office Manager and Senior Deputy Editor.
Rajeev R. Singh, Independent Consultant, Nonprofit Sector.
Kaneez Fathima, civil rights activist, Hyderabad.
Nikhat Fathima, Activist and Journalist, Hyderabad.
Latha Jishnu, consultant editor and columnist.
Lt Sandhya Suri, IN, (retired).
Maj Priyadarshi Chowdhury, SC (retired).
Col Dinesh Kumar, (retired)
Col Ashwin Baindur, (retired).
Lieutenant-Colonel AK Suri, (retired).
Priyanka Singh, Data Analytics Consultant, Delhi.
Kavita Srivastava, PUCL.
Akhileshwari Ramagoud, scholar and journalist, Hyderabad.
Tara Murali, architect, Chennai.
Sahelian Women’s Resource Center, New Delhi.
Naheed Carrimjee, lawyer, Mumbai
Vice Admiral RP Suthan, (retired), Kochi.
Achin Vanaik, retired professor, University of Delhi
Vinod C Khanna IFS (retired), Delhi.
Madhu Bhaduri, IFS (retired) Delhi.
SP Udayakumar, Ph.D. Social activist, Kanyakumari.
Ram Puniyani, writer, Bombay.
Deb Mukharji IFS (retired), Delhi.
Sundar Burra, IAS (retired), New Delhi.
Swarna Rajagopalan, researcher, Chennai.
Jagdeep Chhokar, professor (retired) New Delhi.
Rosalind Pereira, artisan revivalist Mumbai.
Vivek Sundara, human rights activist, Mumbai
Ramesh Chand, retired banker, Dehra Dun.
Indeera Chand, citizen, Dehra Dun.
Usha Rai, writer, journalist, Gurugram.
Surendra Nath IAS (retd), former member of the Members’ Finance Committee.
Manish Sinha, Travel Entrepreneur, Gurugram.
Shantha Sinha, Former President of NCPCR, Hyderabad.
PSS Thomas, IAS (retired), Bangalore.
Aruna Rodrigues, citizen, Mhow.
Suresh K Goel Former ICCR DG and MEA Secretary, Greater Noida.
Commander Sati Taneja (ret),
Aftab Seth, IFS [Retd], New Delhi.
G. Balachandhran, IAS (retired), former Addl chief secretary to the government of West Bengal.
SPAmbrose, IAS (retd.), CCG member. Chennai.
BB Mahajan, IAS (ret), Chandigarh.
Ardhendu Sen, retired civil servant, Gurgaon.
Meena Gupta, Former Secretary of the Indian Government, Hyderabad.
Gopal K Pillai, former Union Home Minister, New Delhi.
Gourisankar Ghosh IAS (retired), former Executive Director of the United Nations Water and Sanitation Council, Geneva.
Rudi Warjri, Constitutional Leadership Group.
Dr Anita Dighe, Concerned Citizen, NOIDA.
Maj MG Devasahayam, former IAS [Haryana], Nagercoil, Tennessee.
Manjulika Dubey, citizen, Delhi.
Cdr Sati Taneja, IN Retd, Bangalore.
Dr Sudhir R Naik, cardiologist, Hyderabad.
Dr Usha S Naik, Consultant Psychiatrist, Hyderabad.
Rita Manchanda, scholar and peace and human rights activist, New Delhi.
Lalit Mathur, retired from IAS, Delhi.
Dr. Satya Mohanty, former government secretary. of India, New Delhi.
C. Balakrishnan, Former Secretary (Coal), GOI.
Gopalakrishnan Sankaran, Former President, Customs, Excise and Gold Appeal Tribunal (Control),
Chennai.
Maxwell Pereira, IPS, (retired), Gurgaon.
Ashok Kumar Sharma [IFS Retd]
Brijesh Kumar, IAS [retd], Large NOIDA.
Vice President Raja IAS (retired), Mumbai.
Ravi Katari, entrepreneur, business manager, social service, Chennai.
Kishore V Mariwala, retired businessman, Mumbai.
Pascal Alan Nazareth, IFS (retired), Bangalore.
Sumanto Bannerjee, political commentator, Hyderabad.
John Dayal, writer and activist, New Delhi.
Anando Bhakto, J&K special correspondent, Frontline magazine.
Satyapaul, New Delhi.
Chithira V, journalist and researcher, Thiruvananthapuram.
Abha Bhaiya, One Billion Rising, India.
Francis TR Colaso, IPS (retired), former DGP and IGP Karnataka, Bengaluru.
Joy Oommen, Bangalore.
Amit Bhaduri, Professor Emeritus, JNU, New Delhi.
Sujatha Rao, IAS, Former Secretary of Health, Hyderabad.
Harry Gujral, Indian Forest Service, (retired), Chandigarh.
Navaid Hamid, President, All India Muslim Majlis e Mushawarat.
TK Banerji, IAS, former Secretary of Defense.
Dr Sagari R Ramdas, Alliance for Food Sovereignty, Hyderabad.
Dr Jyoti Krishnan, University of Trivandrum.
Navrekha Sharma, IFS, former Ambassador.
In Selvaraj, IRS, Income Tax Commissioner, Chennai.
Gurjit Singh Cheema, IAS, Chandigarh.
Pranab Dasgupta, IAS, Bangalore.
Sushil Khanna, retired professor, IIM, Calcutta.


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