They appealed to the State Chief Minister to take immediate steps to release Kunal from jail custody and drop the false charges made against him.
The signatories include:
Filmmakers: Mrinal Sen and Goutam Ghosh
Writers Mahasweta Devi, Shankha Ghosh, Srijan Sen, Nabarun Bhattacharya and Jaya Mitra
ScientistsDr. Asish Ghosh and Prof. Satyesh Chakraborty
Playwrights/DramatistsChandan Sen, Rudraprasad Sengupta and Saoli Mitra
EducatorsSamar Bagchi, Prof. Dhruba Gupta, Prof. Subhendu Dasgupta, and Prof. Parimal Ghosh
ActivistsSujato Bhadra, Nabo Dutta, Braja Ray.
The same day (11th), Mahasweta Devi wrote a personal letter to the Chief Minister, requesting him to institute an independent inquiry into the implications of the false case against Kunal, and his immediate release. "Unless we knew much about the level of culture, social commitment and environmental concern of Kunal and his associates, so many of us wouldn't have signed in the appeal", she wrote.