Protest: MIT- No Islamophobes, homophobes on campus!

February 16, 2019 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The annual MIT-India conference has extended an invitation to Subramanian Swamy, an Indian politician and member of the ruling party (the BJP, Bharatiya Janata Party) who has a long history of making outrageous Islamophobic, homophobic and casteist statements.

A recent statement published in the MIT student newspaper explains his background and gives several examples of the ridiculous and outrageous things he has said:

Although a petition has gained almost 2000 signatures calling for Swamy to be disinvited he is still attending the conference (

MIT should not be giving a platform people who openly despise and hate Muslims, LGBTQ and Dalits. We call on all progressive and democratic people in the Boston area to come out and oppose this!