Appeal For Help: South Asian University Student On Life Support

Appeal For Help: South Asian University Student On Life Support
Ammar Ahmed, a student of M.A. Sociology at the South Asian University (SAU) set up by SAARC countries in New Delhi, was participating in university protests in October 2022. SAU students have been protesting for months against the anti-student policies of university, and have been demanding increase in stipends and parity with other scholars. Ammar Ahmed was actively participating in the agitation.

For his role in the protests, Ammar was rusticated on 4 November 2022, and the university proctor had been pressuring him to vacate the hostel. Already receiving psychiatric treatment, he is reported to have taken an overdose of medicines on 22 November, and suffered a cardiac arrest on the early morning of 23 November.

The SAU administration changed his rustication to suspension, and also agreed to bear the cost of treatment. But the university has since gone back on its word, with the excuse that the insurance company has described Ammar as a drug abuser, terming his condition "self-inflicted".

Meanwhile, Ammar struggles to remain alive at the Primus Hospital in Chanakyapuri.


A request to donate towards his ongoing treatment may be accessed through this link.

For more information on how to help Ammar, please contact his colleague Abhishek Dwivedi (+9560985001) or his brother Izan (+8373955533).