Tehran, Iran, May 26
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
The Universities Islamization Council has a bill underway which will grant legal impunity to freethinkers in universities.
Announcing the news, the council's secretary Ruhollah Shateri said that the bill has been sent to the Supreme Council on Cultural Revolution for final approval.
The bill has so far gained approval from the Interior Ministry, Judiciary, and security organizations, Mehr news agency reported May 26.
Ashtari said that the move aims at facilitating freethinking and critical discussions.
There are freethinking sessions in Iranian universities where students and other scholarly figures can meet and discuss various topics from politics to religion, etc.
The recent move in granting impunity to participants in these sessions comes as a response to concerns that by violating some limits, the participants could become legally liable.
Edited by CN