The Literature of 9/11: A Writer’s Report on the Global War on Terror

The Literature of 9/11:

A Writer’s Report on the Global War on Terror

Speaker: Amitava Kumar

(Professor of English, Vassar College, author of Evidence of Suspicion and Husband of a Fanatic)

15th January (Friday) / 3:00 pm / Mir Anis Hall (Near VC office)

Jamia Millia Islamia


JTSA salutes the legacy of K. Balagopal (1952 – 2009)

A legendary human rights activist of India, K Balagopal, General Secretary, Human Rights Forum died of a sudden heart attack in Hyderabd on 8 October 2009. He was 57.


Resolutions adopted at the All India Convention on State, Democracy and ‘Terrorism’: One Year after Batla House ‘Encounter’

All India Convention demands end to the culture of encounters; greater accountability and end to communal witch-hunts

The All India Convention on State, Democracy and ‘Terrorism’ organised by the Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association at Jamia Millia was attended by hundreds of students, teachers and members of Delhi’s civil society. The first session began by the release of the Hindi edition of the JTSA report on Batla House. The Hindi edition was released by Justice Rajinder Sachar, who addressing the audience reminded them how the obsession with security was seriously undermining the liberty of citizens. Political parties such as the Congress though promised the repeal of draconian laws such as the POTA when in opposition, once in power they put in place an even worse law, the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (ULAPA 1967).


All India Convention on State, Democracy and ‘Terrorism’: One Year after Batla House ‘Encounter. 1st October 2009.

State, Democracy and ‘Terrorism’: One Year of Batla House ‘Encounter’ - 1st October 2009 (Thursday),
Venue: FTK-Centre for Information Technology (CIT), Ansari Auditorium Complex, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi


Operation Greenhunt: When a State Declares War on Democracy

Public Meeting on
Operation Greenhunt: The Indian State Declares War on Democracy

Prof. Nandini Sundar (Delhi School of Economics)
Himanshu Kumar (Vanvasi Chetna Ashram, Chattisgarh)
Gautam Nanvlakha (Human Rights activist and journalist)
Dr. G. Ajay (JNU / Citizens’ Initiative for Peace)

Screening of Gopal Menon’s When a State Declares War on its People
(A 15-minute trailer on gross human rights violations by the army in the name of fighting the Maoists)


'Encounter' Anniversary Observed as Black Day


Dear Friends

ONE year after the Batla House ‘Encounter’ of 19

September 2008 there has been

NO magisterial enquiry, NO fair probe.

We call upon all those who want the rule of law, democracy and human rights

to prevail in India to:

・ Demand Judicial probe into the Batla House

‘Encounter’ NOW!

・ Demand Speedy Justice for the accused and

arrested youth


Hundreds join Mashaal Juloos on the eve of the 1st anniversary of the Batla House ‘encounter’

On 19th September, it will be one year since the Batla House ‘Encounter’. Till date there has been no fair probe into the incident despite widespread public outcry and questions raised by civil rights groups. The recent revelations in the Sohrabuddin killing and the Ishrat Jehan fake encounter case have strengthened our fear that Batla House was not an isolated incident but forms part of a wider pattern of minority witch hunting in the name of combating terrorism.