INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY FOR
ACADEMIC FREEDOM IN INDIA
Political democracy cannot last unless there lies at the base of it social democracy.
(Babasaheb B.R. Ambedkar, 1949)
International Solidarity for Academic Freedom in India – InSAF India – is a diverse group of diasporic Indians located in different parts of the world, currently mainly Europe and North America. Some of us are academics, some are professionals in various fields. We all share a deep concern about the increasing assaults on academic freedom in India, in particular the attacks on anti-caste academics and scholars from minority backgrounds.
We consider it our obligation to raise our voices, to direct international attention not only to what is happening in India in terms of the infringements on academic freedom, but also to the growing dissemination of anti-intellectual, regressive political thought in the name of Indian culture and history at educational and research institutions around the world. We also believe that academic freedom is inextricably linked to social justice, and that knowledge production and formation are bound to the fostering of our social selves.
Read about our work here.
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