Harvard removes Swamy

published on December 8, 2011

Harvard University has decided to remove courses taught by Janata Party president Mr Subramanian Swamy at its annual summer school session, terming his views as “reprehensible” regarding his Oped on Islamic terrorism in India. He was teaching ~ ‘Quantitative Methods in Economics and Business’ and ‘Economic Development in India and East Asia’ at the three-month Harvard Summer School session.

The University, Swamy said, should have a re-look at the decision. Noting that he had been held accountable at Harvard for what he wrote in India, he said that the “dangerous thing” the University has done was to make their professors responsible for what they wrote elsewhere in the world. “The article was written for a Mumbai newspaper and I teach economics in Harvard. I would assume that they would have sent their petition to me asking for my comments which is a normal procedure. But they have not done that,” he said.

“If tomorrow anyone writes on India and writes rubbish about India, they come here, then they can be punished here for what they write in America. That would be a dangerous principle. Harvard should look at it,” he said. – Reports PTI

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