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Amartya Sen Lecture

Religious Intolerance and its Impact on Democracy

Asma Jilani Jahangir (Human Rights lawyer and social activist, co-founder of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan)

Tuesday 17 January 2017 18:30 - 20:00

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About this event

In this special event Asma Jilani Jahangir will focus on how government failure to address the questions of religious intolerance and free expression dilutes the principles of democracy, equality and justice, particularly for women and religious minorities. Religious intolerance gives rise to religious militancy, which further undermines democratic principles as national security measures come into play. In the process of combating religious tensions, the challenge today is to protect democratic principles and values rather than dilute them.

For further information please contact Lubala Chibwe, by email: l.chibwe@lse.ac.uk.