6 July, 2022


Catholic Groups In India Have Brought Blasphemy Charges Against Sanal

Catholic groups in India have brought blasphemy charges against Sanal Edamarauku, the country’s most prominent rationalist. They may get more than they bargained for, says Caspar Melville. Sanal Edamaruku is facing up to three years in an Indian jail for telling the truth.

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

Date: Wednesday 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, historian 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.

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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  • 0

    Criticising Judaism in the EU and US would land anyone in jail.

    Why this in the largest graft democracy??

    Freedom is being able to Criticise. ;)

    God a concept that is beyond mans imagination.

    Or is it only the “Delhi Monkey” that is to be perceived as God. :)

  • 0

    mumbai catholics i mean the catholics of the indian sub continent will be better off seeking refuge in vatican.

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