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Twitterati divided on Harvard vs Swamy issue

After Harvard University dumped former union minister and Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy from its 2012 summer school faculty, Hindustan Times asks its followers on Twitter whether Harvard has violated Swamy's right of speech.

delhi Updated: Dec 08, 2011 11:17 IST

After Harvard University dumped former union minister and Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy from its 2012 summer school faculty, Hindustan Times asks its followers on Twitter whether Harvard has violated Swamy's right of speech.

Swamy was dropped after protests from teachers and students over an allegedly anti-Muslim opinion article Swamy wrote for an Indian newspaper earlier this year.

Twitterati gave their views and the views were divided on the issue.

Few believed that it was right to dump him because of his inflammatory article while othere were of the opinion that Harvard has shown double standards.

Here are some of the tweets:

Vikassahay tweeted, "#harvardvsswamy the Indian govt. has pressurised Harvard through back-channel-lobbying to shut him down. Common practice all over."

Anjani_trivedi's tweet: "Violated?! His article is anti-secular&vitriolic- he has misused the Right to Speech #harvardvsswamy#ht"

Srvellanki: "#harvardvsswamy #ht yes they have at the behest of two students erred in violating Dr.Swamy's rights.Intrests of mjroty sacrificed."

Mainamausi tweeted: "Harvard taking that step is related to confluence of powers that #Chidambaram &his cronies yield; no doubting that!#Harvardsswamy"

Vinitivaid's tweet: "let's ask sibal after he's done censoring social networks @httweets: Has Harvard violated Swamy's right of speech? #harvardvsswamy #ht"

Karinasood felt Harvard has shown double standards. She tweeted: "Yes. What if an american was pulled-out from an indian Univ ? Such Double Standards RT @htTweets: Has Harvard violated Swamy's right of speech?"#harvardvsswamy #ht"

Srvellaanki tweeted: "@htTweets #harvardvsswamy #ht If Harvard believes that talking the truth is wrong then God help America!2 students are cause for this!Myopic"