Students at the London School of Economics, part of the University of London, have voted overhwlemingly in favour of a motion to condemn Islamophobia and support the Real Student Rights campaign.
The Union General Meeting (UGM) took place on Thursday 5 December and online voting closed at 5PM today.
The motion was proposed by last year’s anti-racism officer, Mohamed Harrath, who has written about the importance of opposing the demonisation of Muslim students here, and seconded by the current anti-racism officer of LSE SU, Rayhan Uddin.
In total 347 votes were cast in favour of the motion and just 118 against. It mandates elected union officials to pen an open letter to ‘Student Rights’ expressing the student body’s concerns, as Jay Stoll, LSE SU president noted on Twitter. It also mandates elected officers to make these clear to the university administration, to circulate the Real Student Rights petition.