Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sanal Edamaruku will speak at London’s Free Word Centre
on Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012, 1:00 pm

The event is hosted by Index on Censorship, British Rationalist Association and New Humanist magazine. Sanal will be joined by a panel of experts, discussing the implication of his case for the future of blasphemy in India and beyond. The panel includes High Court Judge Sir Stephen Sedley, historian Professor Richard Sorabji, journalist and novelist Salil Tripathi and free speech campaigners.

It is a free event, but you have to register here in advance to secure your ticket.

Last week, Sanal Edamaruku spoke in the “Humanist Days”, organized by the Finnish Humanist Union at the Swedish Cultural Centre in Helsinki. In his lecture, he focused on the “Conflict between traditionalism and modernism in India” and discussed future perspectives.

The Humanist Days were dedicated to the memorial of Alan Turing, the British mathematician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist who is considered to be the father of computer science and Artificial Intelligence. Sanal also attended a special event on occasion of Alan Turing’s birth centenary, hosted by the British ambassador to Finland at his home. On 15 November he delivered the key-note address at the UNESCO Philosophy day symposium held at the Helsinki university.

After London, Sanal will visit Ireland. Speeches are scheduled in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Belfast.

To sign the Petition against Sanal’s case, click here.

To donate to the Sanal Edamaruku Defense Fund, click here.