Scientists Issue Statement Against Intolerance and Rejection of Reason

Nature magazine reported that leading Indian scientists have voiced concerns during the past week over religious intolerance and the killings of three noted advocates of rational thinking.

The action is an unusual occurrence in a country where scientists rarely step out of their research domains to comment on social or political issues. It follows an outcry by leading writers, who since September have been returning their national awards in protest against what they see as the government’s failure to curb religious intolerance in India.

The Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) released the scientists’ statement in its recent issue.

Read the article in Nature magazine and the scientists’ statement in EPW