Fetters on freedom

Print edition : August 23, 2013

March 18, 2005: Amina Wadud (right) leads both men and women in prayer at Synod House at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York. Photo: DON EMMERT/AFP

In acting at the behest of the police to cancel the lecture of Islamic scholar Amina Wadud, the University of Madras not only offends the scholar but also exposes its inability to protect free speech.

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