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PAST EVENT: 21 Nov: Standing up to Blasphemy Laws: Sanal Edamaruku and free speech in India

By Eve Jackson / 12 November, 2012

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Date: Wed 21 November, 1pm
Venue: Free Word Centre (map here)
Tickets: Free (available here)

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.

Joining Sanal will be a panel of experts, including retired appeal court judge Sir Stephen Sedley, phillospher Professor Richard Sorabji, journalist Salil Tripathi and free speech campaigners, to discuss the implications of the case for the future of blasphemy in India and beyond.

This is a free event but there will be a chance to contribute to Sanal’s legal defence. Sign the change.org petition here.

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8 Responses to PAST EVENT: 21 Nov: Standing up to Blasphemy Laws: Sanal Edamaruku and free speech in India

  1. ABY

    19 November at 08:09

    Sanal has put up a brave fight. I wish him all the best.

  2. Nimal

    16 November at 20:23

    Be strong Sanal. We are with you

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  4. Dr. H. Balasubramaniam

    16 November at 12:39

    Best wishes anad all moral support for Sanal Edamaruku for hia brave fight against the blind law

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  7. Rakesh Goyal

    15 November at 06:59

    Sanal is doing a terrific work. Free Speech is today an Endangered Species worldwide. All strength to Sanal’s endeavors.

  8. Ejji K. Umamahesh

    13 November at 10:13

    Sanal has put up a brave fight. I wish him all the best.

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