Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) has once again come under fire after a faculty member called out the institute for promoting ‘LGBTQ’ activities on campus.
Reportedly, Muhammad Tariq from the Department of Life Sciences at Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering at LUMS via email to LUMS Vice Chancellor Dr Arshad Ahmad called out the deteriorating atmosphere at LUMS.
The institute has been facing heavy criticism for promoting ‘unIslamic“ events such as ‘Queer, LGBT and Why Period Art Matters’, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Tariq expressed his concerns about the events of Queer, LGBT, and Why Period Art Matters at Saida Waheed Gender Initiative’s ‘Calendar of Events for Spring 2023’. While acknowledging their importance, he questioned LUMS values, decency, modesty, honesty, sincerity, and integrity as a role model in the community.
Moreover, Tariq stressed that as a devoted member of the institute for the past 14 years, he felt highly responsible to speak out about these issues, which have also been raised by fellow peers.
“My intention is not to offend anyone, but rather to contribute to a positive atmosphere at LUMS where these issues can be addressed.” In the email, he added: “We are a Muslim nation and we are supposed to be role models for others.”
Tariq concluded that in the name of liberalism, the LUMS institute has been involved in aiding an atmosphere that is eradicating moral principles from society, which is quite dangerous.
He concluded by saying that it is high time the ‘brothel-like environment’ that is emerging at LUMS under the guise of being a liberal institution is put to an end.
Not too long ago, the institute was called out on social media by users for promoting Bollywood culture instead of their own. The students of the educational institute had arranged a Bollywood theme event and shared clips of their costumes on TikTok and other platforms.
The event was intended to promote cultural exchange and understanding, but many Pakistanis saw it as a promotion of Indian culture and an insult to their own.
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