Standing up to blasphemy laws: Sanal Edamaruku and free speech in India
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Prominent Indian rationalist Sanal Edamaruku, currently fighting blasphemy charges in India, is in London for just 2 days. Join New Humanist and Index on Censorship for a lively, rapid-fire lunchtime event looking at Sanal’s case and more widely at the blasphemy laws in India today
For this event Sanal will talk about the case brought against him by Catholic organisations in Mumbai, his determination to fight the charges in court and why he thinks it could prove a turning point in Indian law.
Joining Sanal will be a panel of experts, including retired appeal court judge Stephen Sedley, philosopher Professor Richard Sorabji, journalist and novelist Salil Tripathi and free speech campaigners, to discuss the implications of the case for the future of blasphemy in India and beyond.
Come and hear Sanal's story, join the discussion about the future of blasphemy and lend your support to his campaign. Optional donations will be taken for Sanal's Legal Defence Fund.
This is a free event but booking is essential as space is extremely limited.
This is a lunchtime event, so feel free to bring sandwiches etc with you.
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The Rationalist Association and Index on Censorship
The Rationalist Assocation is a 125-year-old charity speaking up for science, reason and humanism. Index on Censorship is the voice of free expression.