PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGED VENUE DETAILS FOR THIS TALK
THE VENUE is 4.02 Clement House.
This is an External Event held by our friends at the LSESU Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society. The debate is entitled, 'The Niqab: human right, security concern or symbol of oppression?'
Chetan Bhatt, Director of Centre for Human Rights at LSE will chair the debate. Maryam Namazie from the One Law for All and Adam Deen from the Deen Institute will be debating the topic.
The LSE AHS group would appreciate your support at the debate. As you may have heard they were recently threatened with eviction from the LSESU Freshers' Fair for wearing 'offensive' t-shirts. When they asked the LSESU officials, who demanded that they removed them, what rules or regulations they were in breach of they were told that the officials did not need to give reasons for removing students, or presumably t-shirts.
After the incident Abishek Phadnis & Chris Moos of the AHS group released this statement as part of a more detailed account of the incident.
"As much as we respect and defend the rights of others to wear whatever they choose to wear, we claim this right for ourselves. Our right to free expression and participation in the LSE student community is being curtailed for no other reason than that we are expressing views that are not shared by others. The t-shirts are harmless satirical depictions of fictitious religious figures and certainly cannot be considered intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive to anyone by even the most stringent standards."
We hope you can attend and support the LSESE Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society.
If you would like to sign a petition supporting them over the Fresher's incident there is a link below.
We will provide a link to the LSE site as soon as possible for this event.