Rutgers professor faces new petition that wants to arrest her
Prominent organizations and intellectuals have come out in support of Rutgers University—Newark professor Audrey Truschke, who has faced intense scrutiny and a barrage of online backlash for comments over Hindutva, a form of Hindu nationalism that seeks to make India exclusively Hindu.
In a letter sent to University President Robert L. Barchi, the Alliance for Justice and Accountability (AJA), an umbrella organization of progressive South Asian groups, expressed “appreciation and gratitude” to the University for standing by the professor. The University previously stated they supported Truschke for her “public-facing scholarship.”
The letter also mentioned the online comments and petitions which accuse Truschke of Hinduphobia and attempting to get her arrested. The letter referred to the actions as “intimidatory tactics” and “online trolling.” “These actions clearly seek to stifle Dr. Truschke’s scholarship and to suppress the findings of her research that are inconvenient to the fascist agenda of these entities,” the letter stated.…
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