Friday, July 28, 2006

A salute to a woman professor from the IIT in Chennai

I salute the woman professor from the Madras IIT who protested against the presence on the dias of the Gujarat Chief Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, at "The Third Convention of the National Alliance for Mission 2007: Every Village a Knowledge Centre", inaugurated in Chennai yesterday.

Apparently, she walked up to the speakers' platform, held up a placard and said "We oppose Mr. Modi speaking on knowledge for villages," before staging a walk-out.

Readers may recollect that Mr Modi has earned the affectionate title of "the butcher of Gujarat" for his role in the slaughter of thousands of Muslims in that Indian state.

The woman professor showed both clear thinking and the courage of her convictions: qualities that are still sorely in short supply in our country. Sphere: Related Content

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