People must rise, resist ‘imposition of one thought: Chidambaram on resignation of 2 Ashoka University professors

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After two professors of Ashoka University resigned, senior Congress chief P Chidambaram Friday requested what does this say of the “academic freedom” within the nation and urged folks to rise and resist the “imposition of one thought”.

He alleged that this “BJP thought” will “wreck” India and switch it into an autocracy.

“What does it say of academic freedom in this country if two distinguished economists have to resign as Professors of Ashoka University,” he requested on Twitter.

“The people of India must rise to fiercely resist the attempt to impose one thought all over the country. ‘BJP Thought’ or ‘Modi Thought’ will wreck the country and turn India into an autocracy,” he mentioned.

Faculty members, college students and alumni of the Ashoka University in Sonipat have expressed anguish over famous political commentator Pratap Bhanu Mehta’s resignation as a professor, saying his exit appears to be a direct consequence of his position as a public mental and critic of the federal government.

While the school members have written to the vice chancellor (VC) and board members, saying Mehta’s exit has set a “chilling precedent for future removals of faculty”.

Eminent economist Arvind Subramanian additionally resigned as a professor of the college on Thursday.

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