March 4, 2016

India: Drop Charges Against Syed Abdul Rehman Geelani, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and Kanhaiya Kumar (UA 49/16)

A professor from Delhi University and two students from the Jawaharlal University (JNU) in Delhi are in detention for allegedly chanting ‘anti-India’ slogans at two separate events. If convicted, they could face a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. Another student arrested on suspicion of the same offence has been released on bail.
1) Please write immediately in English or your own language calling on authorities to:
  • Immediately and unconditionally release Syed Abdul Rehman Geelani, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya, and drop charges against the three individuals and Kanhaiya Kumar;
  • Conduct a swift, impartial and independent investigation into the assault on Kanhaiya Kumar at the Patiala House Court, New Delhi, and bring those responsible to justice. 
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.
3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact!
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with "UA 49/16" in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent, 
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.