Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Voltaire Again

Every member of a university community, if he or she wishes to aspire to be worthy of the university, must accept the truth of Voltaire's classic statement. Voltaire proclaimed, I may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend, to the death, your right to say it. That idea must be the corner-stone of a liberal institution.more

Prime Minister manmohan singh uttered those words yesterday at the JNU(Jawaharlal Nehru university, Delhi).JNU is a place where being politically involved is very much a part of studying there.JNU is a left stronghold and the place where India’s future politicians are trained. All India Students' Association (AISA) which is the students wing of the CPI-ML, protested against manmohan singh's neo liberal policies and india's IAEA vote against iran. The gracious PM took it on his stride and even wanted to meet the protestors, but they didn't turn up it seems.

JNU and Elections

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"..India’s future politicians are trained" that will be a nice thought. I really hope to see some trained politicians to begin with. And i hear so much of new ideas by our president.. i wish to see them come true.

nice post..

(P.S - I had to refresh this page 5 times till the eblogger gave up and gave me an easy word verification :D)
refreshing.., that is a nice idea... i will also follow that, the minimum seems to be 5 letters atleast :( and it also kind of rare.
sen ,
I totally agree with your post .But we need to consider some other factors too.
Unemployed youths ,illterates can be easily manipulated .SO until we have decent literacy rate ,we need to have some curb on freedom of Xpression .
(I have sent an e-mail in Thiruvasagam .I feel this needs good attention )
I wish the student unions in India listen to Voltaire...
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