India's stature as a liberal democracy with free institutions, including media & civil society organisations, accounted for much of its soft power in the world. Actions like this both undermine our reputation as a democracy & vitiate our soft power.
Staff at Heriot-Watt University are being balloted for strike action in response to potential job cuts. The University and College Union - @ucu - say 130 jobs could be at risk.
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