Twitter protests as LUMS bars panelist because of their religious identity




Twitter protests as LUMS dropped a speaker from coming to a talk on ‘Tolerance’ held by Amnesty International LUMS because of their religious identity. The idea was to discuss religious tolerance in Pakistan with members of various marginalized minorities.

Amnesty International LUMS Chapter issued an official statement on the matter, revealing that the speaker was disinvited ‘abruptly’, as per the demands of the university authorities.

The move has openly been criticized by LUMS alumni, current affiliates and social media users alike who have called out the institution for its hypocrisy and double standards, on accord of barring a panelist from attending because of their religious identity.