Yakub MemonFor some intellectuals, Human rights of a terrorist is more important then life of human. We came to know about only 40 ‘intellectuals’ who signed the mercy petition for Yakub Memon, a 1993 Mumbai blast criminal. But after doing some more research, I came to know they are not just 40, they are 291. Here comes the list of intellectuals who feel that capital punishment is cruel for someone who killed hundreds in terrorist act.

List of people who signed the petition

1 Justice Panachand Jain (Retd)
2 Justice H.S. Bedi (Retd)
3 Justice P. B. Sawant (Retd)
4 Justice H. Suresh (Retd)
5 Justice K. P. Siva Subramaniam (Retd)
6 Justice S. N. Bhargava (Retd)
7 Justice K Chandru (Retd)
8 Justice Nagmohan Das (Retd)
9 Shatrughan Sinha, MP
10 Mani Shankar Aiyer, MP
11 Ram Jethmalani, MP
12 Majeed Memon, MP
13 Sitaram Yechury, MP, G.S, CPI(M)
14 D. Raja, MP, Secretary, CPI
15 K.T.S Tulsi, MP
16 H.K. Dua, MP
17 T. Siva, MP
18 Prakash Karat, CPI(M), Member, Polit Bureau
19 Dipankar Bhattacharya, General Secretary, CPI(ML)-Liberation
20 Brinda Karat, CPI(M), Member, Polit Bureau
21 N. Ram, Senior Journalist
22 Prashant Bhushan, Senior Lawyer
23 Jagmati Sangwan, General Secretary, AIDWA
24 Kavita Krishnan, Secretary, AIPWA
25 Annie Raja, General Secretary, NFIW
26 Tushar Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi Foundation
27 M. K. Raina, Film & theatre artist
28 Anand Patwardhan, Filmmaker
29 Naseeruddin Shah, Actor
30 Mahesh Bhatt, Filmmaker
31 Lalit Vachani, Filmmaker
32 Ram Rahman
33 Vivan Sundaram, Artist
34 Prof. Prabhat Patnaik
35 Prof. C. P. Chandrasekhar
36 Prof. Utsa Patnaik
37 Ritu Diwan, Former Director & Head Dept of Economics, Mumbai University
38 Jean Dreze
39 Pamela Philipose, Journalist
40 Achin Vanaik
41 Adv. Flavia Agnes, Director, Majlis Legal Centre, Mumbai.
42 Parthiv Shah
43 Prof. Irfan Habib
44 Prof. Arjun Dev
45 Prof. D. N. Jha
46 Prof. Kalpana Kannibaran, Hyderabad
47 Indira Jaisingh, Former, Addl. Sol. General
48 Kirti Singh, Former Member, Law Commission
49 Vrinda Grover, Lawyer
50 Prof. Abhijit Sen
51 Dr. Imrana Qadir
52 Dilip D’souza, Author
53 Ravi Chelam, Biologist and Conservationist Scientist, Bengaluru
54 Prof. Sohini Ghosh
55 Associate Prof. Sabina Gadihoke
56 Smita Gupta, economist
57 Prof. Jayati Ghosh
58 Prof. Jagmohan Singh, Coalition Against the Death Penalty, Ludhiana
59 Shabnam Hashmi, Anhad
60 Manisha Sethi, Academic
61 Prof. Ved Kumari
62 Biraj Patnaik
63 Virginia Saldanha
64 Prof.Madhu Prashad
65 Anees Azmi
66 Rahul Saxena
67 Anjali Mody
68 Dr. Nikita Sood, Oxford University
69 Rahul Roy, Filmmaker
70 Dr. Ayesha Kidwai
71 Prof. Harbans Mukhia
72 Adv. Kamayani Bali Mahabal
73 Binoo John (senior journalist, author)
74 Nachiket Udupa
75 N. Jayaram
76 Prof. Pulin Nayak
77 Prof. Kamal Mitra Chenoy
78 Angana Chatterjee
79 Deep Joshi
80 Mr. Tarun Bhartiya, Shillong
81 Ms. Angela Rangad, Shillong
82 Sanjay Karkala
83 Gitanjali Prasad
84 Vivek Sundara
85 Arundhati Dhuru NAPM
86 Sandeep Pandey, Socialist Party
87 Dr John Dayal, Member, National Integration Council
88 Chetan Mali
89 Vidula Ramabai
90 Nandini Sundar, Professor, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University
91 Suroor Mander
92 Rammanohar Reddy
93 Kiran Bhatty, Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi
94 Laxmi Murthy
95 Aruna Roy, MKSS
96 Rev. Kyrsoibor Pyrtuh, Shillong
97 Ms. Kalpana Kumar, Delhi
98 Asad Zaidi, Writer
99 Dunu Roy, Hazards Centre, New Delhi
100 Sohail Akbar
101 Mr. Napolean S. Mawphniang, Shillong
102 Ms. Gertrude Lamare, , Shillong
103 Ms. Janice Pariat, Shillong
104 Ms. Angela Rangad, Shillong
105 Mr. Tarun Bhartiya, Shillong
106 Ms. Mona Mishra, Delhi
107 Mr. Aflatoon, Varanasi, Secretary (Organisation), Samajwadi Janparishad
108 Mr. Manas Das, Bangalore
109 Ms. Amba Kak, Delhi
110 Kshetrimayum Onil, Imphal
111 Subrat Kumar Sahu, Delhi
112 Dr. Kranti Bhavana, Patna
113 Mr. Taru Dalmia, Delhi
114 Mr. Apal, Jaunpur
115 Mr. Mujibur Khan, Delhi
116 Ms Kanika Kamra, Chandigarh
117 Ms Neelima Goyal
118 Ms Brinda Bose, Delhi
119 Mr. Hossein Fazeli,
120 Mr. Jatinder Mauhar Singh, Chandigarh
121 Himanshi Rawat, Delhi
122 Dhruba J. Dutta
123 Abhinandita Mathur
124 Rahul Saxena, Bangalore, India
125 Muralidharan, Secretary, National Platform for the Rights of the Disabled
126 Ghazala Jamil
127 Sohail Hashmi
128 Prabir Purkayastha
129 Nikhil De, MKSS
130 Michael Noronha, (Mysore)
131 Ovais Sultan Khan
132 Abha Baiya
133 Ashok Chowdhury, AIUFWP
134 Bondita Acharya, Jorhat, Assam
135 Dr.Rosemary Dzuvichu, Nagaland University, Kohima
136 Kalyani Menon-Sen
137 Gita Sen
138 Vani Subramaniam
139 Saheli Women’s Resource Centre
140 Gabriele Dietrich
141 Niraj Malik
142 Javed Malick
143 Kiran Shaheen
144 Dyuti Ailawadi
145 Ramlath Kavil
146 Supriya Madangarli
147 Amrita Shodhan
148 Geetanjali Gangoli
149 Helen Saldana
150 Albertina Almeida
151 Pushpa Achanta
152 Kalpana Mehta
153 WSS Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression
154 Vineeta Bal
155 Malini Subramaniam
156 Sumi Krishna
157 Ratna Appnender
158 Sujata Patel
159 Chayanika Shah
160 Sadhna Arya
161 Asmita Basu
162 Johanna Lokhande
163 Pyoli Swatija
164 Mamta Singh
165 Ardhendu Sen
166 Parijata
167 Sakina Bahora
168 Juhi Jain
169 Meena Seshu
170 Vahida Nainar
171 Indira Chakravarthy
172 Anubha Rastogi
173 Soma KP
174 Abha Bhaiya
175 Runu Chakraborty
176 Shraddha Chickerur
177 Mihira Sood
178 Nisha Biswas
179 Ilina Sen
180 Preetha Nair
181 Rakhi Sehgal
182 Shoma Sen
183 Greeshma Aruna Rai
184 Uma Chandru
185 Shals Mahajan
186 LABIA Queer Feminist Collective
187 Sujata Gothoskar
188 Sandhya Gokhale
189 Forum Against Oppression of Women
190 Nikita Sonavane
191 Lalita Ramdas
192 Veena Shatrughna
193 Abhi Nandita Mathur
194 Freda Guttman
195 Vinod Mubayi, Co-editor, Insaf Bulletin
196 T K Raghunathan
197 Abby Lippman, PhD, Professor Emerita, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
198 Martin Duckworth, cineaste
199 Shrikumar Poddar NRISAHI
200 George Abraham NRISAHI
201 Mohammad Imran NRISAHI
202 Kasim Sait Progressive Interactions, Chennai
203 Kareem Sait
204 Jai Sen
205 Prof.Praveen Jha
206 A K Ramakrishnan
207 Gitanjali Prasad
208 Rohan Dominic Mathews
209 Amod Shah
210 Shreya Agarwal
211 Anamika Lahiri
212 Rhea John
213 Kiran Bhatty
214 Vanita Leah Falcao
215 Ankita Aggarwal
216 Aashish Gupta
217 Avantika Dhingra
218 Radhika Jha
219 Seema Jha
220 Sridhar A
221 Farah Naqvi, Writer and Activist, Delhi
222 Radha Holla Brar
223 Vinay Kulkarni
224 Veena Shatrugna
225 R Srivatsan KS Jacob
226 Ravi Duggal
227 Indira Charkavarti
228 Sulakshna Nandi
229 Amar Jesani
230 Dhruv Mankad
231 Manisha Gupte
232 Renu Khanna
233 Sarojini
234 Saraswathy Ganapathy
235 Anant Phadke
236 Chinu Srinivasan
237 Ygesh Jain
238 Dr. Mohan Rao
239 C Sathyamala
240 Pallavi Gupta
241 Sukla Sen
242 Veena Johari
243 Ajaya Kumar Singh, Social Activist, Odisha Forum for Social Action, Bhubaneswar
244 Amalendu Upadhyaya, Editor, hastakshep.com
245 Anjali Monteiro, Mumjbai
246 Anubha Rastogi, advocate, Mumbai
247 Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal, Jamwal
248 Apoorvanand, Teacher, DU
249 Capt. Tauseef H. Mukadam, Airline Pilot – Air Asia India, Bangalore
250 Darryl D’Monte, Chairperson, Forum of Environmental Journalists of India (FEJI), Mumbai
251 Devangshu Datta, New Delhi
252 Farah Naqvi, Writer and Activist, Delhi
253 Fr. Cedric Prakash sj, Director, PRASHANT, Gujarat
254 Francis Parmar.Gujarat
255 G. M. Sheikh, artist, Vadodara
256 Gagan Sethi, development professional, Gujarat
257 Geeta Seshu, Journalist, Mumbai, Maharashtra
258 Ghanshyam Shah, academician, Gujarat
259 Githa Hariharan, writer, New Delhi
260 Harsh Kapoor, New Delhi
261 Harsh Mander, social activist, writer, Aman Biradari, New Delhi
262 Hussain Indorewala, Asst. Professor, Madhta Pradesh
263 Indira Chandrasekhar, publisher, New Delhi
264 K.P. Jayasankar, Mumbai
265 Manan Trivedi, Social Activist, Gujarat
266 Manoranjan Mohanty, New Delhi
267 Mitul Baruah, Syracuse University, NY
268 Mukul Mangalik, Ramjas College, DU
269 N.D.Jayaprakash, Social Activist, New Delhi
270 Nasreen Fazalbhoy, Mumbai
271 Nilanjana S Roy, New Delhi
272 Nilima Sheikh, artist, Vadodara
273 Priya Pillai , Environmental Activist , Greenpeace India.
274 Radha Khan, Freelance development consultant.
275 Ram Puniyani, writer, Mumbai
276 Rohit Chopra, Associate Professor Santa Clara University
277 Rupa Gulab
278 S.Q.Masood, activist, Hyderabad
279 Sadanand Menon, Chennai
280 Sanjiv Bhatt, IPS Gujarat
281 Shankar Singh, MKSS, Rajasthan
282 Sheba George, Director , SAHR WARU , Gujarat
283 Vineet Tiwari, Progressive Writers Association, Indore
284 Swarna Rajagopalan, Researcher, Chennai
285 Isha Khandelwal, Lawyer, Jagdalpur Legal Aid Group
286 Shalini Gera, Lawyer, Jagdalpur Legal Aid Group
287 Nandini Rao, women’s rights activist, New Delhi
288 Y J Rajendra, GEneral Secretary, PUCL – Karnataka
289 Irfan Engineer, Mumbai
290 Prof Archana Prasad
291 Dr. Dinesh Abrol
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