A Harvard alumnus has claimed that a letter written by a group of students and faculty to the Indian government on the current situation in Kashmir was not supported by majority members of the group, but some members still went ahead and sent the letter.
Yesterday several media houses had reported that as many as 124 students, faculty and alumni and affiliates of the Harvard University had urged the Indian government to release Harvard alumnus and former IAS officer Shah Faesal and others currently under detention as a preventing measure. The statement of the group had urged the Indian government “to take credible action keeping in mind the democratic rights of people during the process of bringing peace to the Valley”. They had said that they are concerned about the latest restrictions and arrests of many local leaders including a Harvard student and politician, Shah Faesal. The statement was signed by 124 students, faculty, alumni and affiliates of Harvard University from across the world.
Total falsehood. This was shared on a Harvard Alum group, I am part of. Majority of members did not agree to this petition and advised a few friends & classmates of Shah Faesal against sharing it with media. However, they went ahead. Let law takes it’s own course. https://t.co/utTh2nRYlq
— abhishek singh (@abhish18) August 18, 2019
But now a Harvard Alumnus, Abhishekh Singh, who is also an IAS officer, has revealed that it this decision was rejected by most people, but a small group since went ahead and released the statement to media. Quoting a report by The Wire on the matter, he said that the proposal to issue the statement was shared on a Harvard Alum group in which he is a member. He said that the majority of the group members didn’t agree to the petition and advised few friends and classmates of Shah Faesal against sharing the statement with media. But they didn’t listen to the majority view and released the statement. He also added that let law takes its own course.
Apart from Harvard, Abhishekh Singh is also an alumnus of IIT Kanpur, and currently the Secretary of the Agriculture Scientist Recruitment Board. He is a 1995 batch IAS officer from Nagaland cadre.