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Anand Teltumbde

Anand Teltumbde

HRD, Academic
Goa Institute of Management (GIM)

Anand Teltumbde is a human rights defender, an internationally renowned scholar, and a leading public intellectual in India. He has written extensively on Dalit rights and the anti-caste movement in India. He is currently a Senior Professor and Chair of Big Data Analytics at the Goa Institute of Management (GIM), as well as a columnist at the Economic and Political Weekly (a prominent social science journal in India), and is actively involved in several organisations including the Committee for Protection of Democratic Rights and the All India Forum for Right to Education.

Human rights defenders in India face a diverse range of attacks and harassment from state and non-state actors alike, including killing, physical assault, arbitrary detention, threats and judicial harassment. Police officials are often the perpetrators of violence against HRDs, which is usually carried out with impunity.