Professor Arthur Kleinman poses a few questions to the JNU Vice Chancellor

Arthur Kleinman, Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Anthropology and Victor and William Fung Director, Harvard University Asia Center, Harvard University, poses a few questions to the JNU Vice Chancellor

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From: Kleinman, Arthur
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2016 3:35 PM
To: ‘vc@mail.jnu.ac.in <mailto:vc@mail.jnu.ac.in>’; ‘rector@mail.jnu.ac.in <mailto:rector@mail.jnu.ac.in>’; ‘registrar@mail.jnu.ac.in <mailto:registrar@mail.jnu.ac.in>’; ‘chancellor@mail.jnu.ac.in <mailto:chancellor@mail.jnu.ac.in>’

Subject: Intimidation of students and faculty

To Whom It May Concern:

I write with a deep sense of sadness and shock about the gross infringement of freedom of speech among your students. The charge of sedition lodged with a student leader and the police action at JNU are violations of basic academic rights, freedoms which I have always associated with JNU. You must stand up to governmental and public pressure and protect the sacred academic right of students to speak out critically in protest. Failure to do so will redound on JNU in the most

Arthur Kleinman, M.D.
Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Anthropology
Department of Anthropology, Harvard University
and Professor of Medical Anthropology and Professor of Psychiatry
Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
and Victor and William Fung Director, Harvard University Asia Center

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