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Can philosophy expect the same protection that is due other disciplines? What or whom is freedom within a university posing a threat to? These are questions that V Sanil asks in a Facebook post while lamenting the silence of academic philosophers at the treatment meted out to a former Philosophy professor of Delhi University for presenting a paper at a seminar. Delhi based labour historian Dilip Simeon writes in his blog: The latest example of the sheer idiocy of the ruling dispensation may be seen in this police case filed against a philosophy professor. What was he trying to do? He was attempting a philosophical defence of the Hindu tradition against some scholars whom he believed to be misreading it. In order to refute their arguments, he quoted what they had writt...

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