Vivek Agnihotri threatens to sue Oxford Union after it reschedules his talk – Times of India


LONDON: The director of the film “The Kashmir Files”, Vivek Agnihotri, is threatening to sue Oxford Union, the student-run debating society at Oxford University, after it rescheduled his speaker event for Tuesday night to July 1.
Agnihotri is currently on a Europe tour to give talks on the topic “India after The Kashmir Files”. On Monday he spoke at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, and on Saturday at the Nehru Centre in London. He has an event planned at the UK Parliament on June 8.
“Another Hindu voice is curbed at HINDUPHOBIC Oxford Union. They have cancelled me. In reality, they cancelled the Hindu Genocide & Hindu students who are a minority at Oxford Univ. The president elect is a Pakistani. Pl share & support me in this most difficult fight (sic),” Agnihotri tweeted hours before his scheduled talk.

The president-elect of Oxford Union is currently Pakistan-born Ahmad Nawaz, 21.
In a video tweet Agnihotri added: “Oxford Union invited me a long time ago. It was confirmed on emails and just a few hours before they said there is a double booking and, without even asking, changed the date to July 1. There is no point in doing an event that night as no students (are) there. Are they cancelling me? No, they are cancelling the democratically elected government of India, and especially Narendra Modi. This is fascism. This is the same university which has hosted Bhutto’s son and many radical extremists. I am filing a lawsuit against them.”
Rashmi Samant, who had to step down as the first female Indian president-elect of the Oxford University Student Union after being trolled and bullied, told TOI: “The Union has platformed people like Mehdi Hasan and other voices from Pakistan to promote a one-sided narrative about Kashmir, which has whitewashed the Kashmiri Pandit plight and chokes their stories.”





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