Mira Nair, Amitav Ghosh, Ramchandra Guha, Meena Kandaswamy, Romila Thapar said they stand in "solidarity and outrage" with Khalid.
Describing the Modi government as a 'tyrannical minority hiding inside this confected majority', Roy said the current regime represented a moment of rupture in the history of independent India. "We have not yet seen the formal re-writing of the constitution, but we have seen the constitution being entirely set aside," she said.
Calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi "nakedly fascist", Roy said what happened in Delhi wasn't just "a riot or a danga".
Godwin, who is best known for ‘discovering’ Booker winner ‘The God Of Small Things’, says he doesn’t like running his literary agency like a supermarket.
"This is a day when love and solidarity face down bigotry and facism."
Arundhati Roy, Medha Patkar, Others Seek Independent Inquiry Into Sexual Harassment Allegations Against CJI
Other signatories of the statement include Aruna Roy, P Sainath and Yogendra Yadav.
Other signatories include Anand Teltumbde, Nayantara Sahgal, TM Krishna and Romila Thapar.
By deploying the IAF, Narendra Modi has ensured that Kashmir is conclusively internationalised.
Arundhati Roy has extended her support, saying arresting Teltumbde will silence a powerful and unique Dalit voice.
Arundhati Roy, Amitav Ghosh, Toni Morrison, Suketu Mehta, Marlon James and many others promise to make the first half of 2019 a delight for readers.