Jan 112012
 
HC reserves order on a plea to modify EVM or reject it

Swamy39 Subramanian Swamy tweets  Orders reserved, Promised an early date. January 10 2011(New Delhi):The Delhi High Court today reserved its order on a plea to either incorporate paper trail to physically record the votes cast through the electronic voting machine or return to old days of paper balloting, rejecting EVMs. A bench of Acting Chief Justice A K Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw, reserved its order on the plea by Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy after hearing arguments by him as well as those of […]

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FIRE to rescue DR Swamy

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Jan 072012
 
FIRE to rescue DR Swamy

Today, FIRE has asked Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) to reverse its action against a controversial economics professor after it canceled all of his courses due to an op-ed he published in India in the wake of last year’s Mumbai terrorist bombings. Although Harvard’s administration had defended Professor Subramanian Swamy’s rights after intervention by FIRE, FAS blatantly and shamefully violated them in its meeting in December. Anyone reading the op-ed will have no trouble detecting why it was controversial, but this action by the Harvard faculty places speech and academic freedom in danger […]

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Dec 142011
 
Carl L. Bankston defends Swamy on Harvard Issue.

  Carl L. Bankston III , Professor of Sociology at Tulane University in New Orleans defends Dr Swamy in his article  Some of the important point he makes are given below At the most basic level, an employer is making a decision about the continuation of an employee on the basis of political activities completely unrelated to the job, there being no support whatsoever for the claim that Swamy “might” be unfair to some students.  The petitioners also raised questions about Swamy’s ability to treat all […]

Harvard setting a dangerous precedent: Subramanian Swamy

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Dec 082011
 
Harvard setting a dangerous precedent: Subramanian Swamy

Subramanian Swamy has said that the decision by Harvard university to discontinue his classes is a “dangerous principle that stifles personal opinion”. Commenting on the decision on his personal twitter feed Swamy said, “I have been held accountable at Harvard for what I write in India.This means India studies’ Witzel and Eck are accountable in India. Healthy?”  Witzel and Eck are professors at Harvard. Image from ibnlive.com At a meeting of Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, faculty members voted with an “overwhelming majority” to remove two […]

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