Teesta Setalvad On Assault On Reason

Systematic attacks on rational and independent thought as manifest in the recent killing of Dr. Kalburgi combined with the dubious efforts to re-write Indian history as can be seen in the re-naming of public roads and streets need to be seen as part of majoritarian and communal agenda of the NDA II government. They are part of a trend launched in 1999 with the Value education syllabus sought to be introduced by the then NDA I government. Scholars and activists like Teesta Setalvad, Prabhat Patnaik and Irfan Habib addressed a Press Conference organized by SAHMAT.