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Glad that defamatory links removed: IIPM chairman

Agencies  New Delhi, February 16, 2013
First Published: 12:32 IST(16/2/2013) | Last Updated: 15:31 IST(21/2/2013)

Arindam Chaudhuri, chairman of the Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM) today slammed UGC and AICTE organizations and said on Twitter that 'the standard of education they have created in the nation is shameful'.


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He tweeted: "As far as satire sites are concerned, I neither have any objections on any non-defamatory satire, nor would I have filed anything against them were I to do the same personally. In a democracy, satire is basic freedom of speech. However, I am glad that defamatory links that had been put up with a malicious intent have been ordered to be removed, as should be the case in any functional democracy."

"With respect to UGC links, I should say UGC and AICTE are organizations full of bribe-seeking corrupt officials where, even at the top, they have a track record of being caught red-handed and being jailed. The standard of education they have created in the nation is shameful, to say the least. IIPM is proud to have no affiliation with them and proud that it imparts a quality of education that is at par with the best globally, which is, might I say, thanks to our independence of approach and non-caring attitude towards UGC," he also tweeted.

Ordered by a court in Madhya Pradesh, the government on Thursday directed internet service providers (ISPs) to block 73 URLs for carrying 'defamatory' articles about IIPM and its chairman Arindam Chaudhuri.


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