May 28, 2021
Issued by the AAS Board of Directors
AAS expresses grave concern at the recent announcement regarding the demolition of the Annex of the National Archives in Delhi. We urge the Government of India to disclose its plans for safely transferring held documents and artifacts, their intermediate and long-term storage, and their availability to scholarly access. Concerned scholars should consider signing the following petition, available here.
Please also see this statement by the Canadian Historical Association, released May 20, 2021.