Over 70 Faculty Members, Students at IIM Bangalore Urge MPs to Oppose CAB

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BANGALORE – Over seventy faculty members and students at Bangalore’s prestigious university Indian Institute of Management (IIM) have registered their protest against the Modi government’s contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB). They urged members of the parliament to vote against the controversial legislation since it “goes against the fundamental founding principle of our republic – equality before law without regard to religious beliefs”.

“The CAB, along with the promise of an expanded nationwide National Register of Citizens (NRC) has spread fear in the minds of more than two-hundred million of our fellow Muslim citizens. India’s great strength lies in its diversity. Stripping two-hundred million fellow Indians of their basic dignity will not make India great or strong. Instead, it will lay the foundations of a country in perpetual strife,” they noted.

Warning the consequences of the bill, they said “The CAB will foment ethnic and communal discontent across the vast swathe of India from Tamil Nadu to Assam, even while it is highly unlikely to benefit even the intended beneficiaries. We urge you to oppose the CAB in the parliament. Generations to come will salute the stand that you took in 2019 to safeguard the founding principles of our republic”.

Signatories:

(Names appear in alphabetical order, and all signatures are in personal capacity)

Aadhil Ahmed
Aaishwarya Mathur
Abhishek Chainani
Abu Rehan Abbasi
Aditya kulkarni
Alok Ranjan
Anand A
Ankit Kumar Rout
Ankita Datta
Anshul Singh Parihar
Anubha Dhasmana
Ayush Jain
Bikram Khastgir
Cedric Rebeiro
Chandra Sekaran B
Chitra Andrade
Debmalya Nandi
Deeksha M Rao
Deepak Malghan
Devendra Kumar
Gopi Sankar Gopikuttan
Gopinath Annadurai
Harilal B. S.
Hema Swaminathan
Jobel Shaji
Khet Singh
Kiran Thatiparthi
Kirankumar Hebbalkar
Kunal Kumar
Lokesh Chanthar
Malay Bhattacharyya
Md Shahrukh Anjum
Mira Bakhru
Mohammad Ashraf
Mohsina Jabeen
Muneer Kalliyil
Nagesh Rao
Naveen James
Naveen Kumar M
Nayana Hegde
Pavittar Singh
Purushottam
Raghuvamshi Thakur
Rajluxmi Murthy
Ramnath Raghuveer
Ridhima Khurana
Rishi Kumar Sharma
Ritwik Banerjee
Robin Johri
Rumi Azim
Saniya Wanhar
Sasi Kumar V
Satya Teja Kona
Seema Shaw
Shaquib Kazmi
Shreyas Shekhar Dhongade
Siddharth Jayaprakash
Soham Sahoo
Sonali Rakshit
Soumya Pal
Subhra Tripathy
Sunil Reddy Kunduru
Tejendra Pratap Singh
Vijay S
Vinay Reddy Venumuddala
Vinit Somaskandan
Yogendra Swami
Zishan Kamal
Zuber Ahmed

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