In a series of tweets, Amnesty International LUMS Chapter told how they were ordered to ‘drop’ a guest they had invited to a talk they were hosting on tolerance in Pakistan with regards to marginalised minorities.
The human rights organisation chapter clarified that it was not criticising the university itself but to highlight the necessity of explaining why a guest was missing.
Despite all the guests being approved, the order came after a recheck of all profiles.
The thread did however attempt to hold LUMS accountable for its failure to protect free speech and discourse.
As a sign of protest against the order, an empty seat was left as a symbolic gesture of the guest who was asked to not be there post invitation.