via India Resists
“We, the faculty members of the English Department, Lady Shri Ram
College unequivocally and strongly support our student Gurmehar Kaur and
her right to express her opinion on issues that embroil our university.
It is immensely gratifying to us as her teachers that she has responded
sensitively, creatively and bravely to events in her immediate context
rather than seek the safe refuge of silence. We feel that it is the
bounden duty of educational institutions to nurture sensitive,
responsive and critical thinking students without the fear of violent
retaliation. We are proud that Gurmehar has fulfilled her duty as a
young citizen of this country. The threats of violence and brutality
that she faces are absolutely reprehensible. Responses on social media
by public figures such as VirendraSehwag and RandeepHooda are shameful
trivialization of the intimidation that Gurmehar faces at the hands of
violent mobs whose viciousness the university has recently witnessed.
We fervently appeal to the good sense of the public and to
institutions of redressal to help restore our faith in law and justice
in our country and let our young citizens think and articulate without
fear of intimidation.”
Rita Joshi, Madhu Grover, Rukshana Shroff, ArtiMinocha, Maya Joshi,
ShernazCama, Mitali Mishra, Arunima Ray, DiptiNath, Maitreyee Mandal,
JanetLalawmpuii, Ngangom Maheshkanta Singh, Karuna Rajeev, Wafa Hamid,
Jonathan Varghese, Taniya Sachdeva, Rachita Mittal.