JSoc vote in favour of removal of Omar Chowdhury

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By Nina Bryant, Deputy News Editor

Following recent discussion about Omar Chowdhury's online comments made to a Jewish student, JSoc held a vote to establish their views on the incoming BME Network Chair's position.

The vote held yesterday, 6 May, aimed to establish JSoc's views as a society representing Jewish students at Bristol.

The majority of their members voted to call for Chowdhury to be removed from his position as BME Network Chair.

In our role as the representative organisation of Jewish students at Bristol, we are pleased to have held a vote to...

Geplaatst door Bristol JSoc op Maandag 6 mei 2019

In a statement, JSoc said: 'In our role as the representative organisation of Jewish students at Bristol, we are pleased to have held a vote to determine our stance on such a vital issue.

'The result of the vote is that a majority of our membership has expressed their lack of confidence in Omar Chowdhury to continue in his role and we therefore call for his removal.'

They added: 'We will now represent this position fully to the SU and other relevant institutions.'

Omar Chowdhury has already received a formal warning from the SU since the online comments in question emerged.

Last week, new group Bristol Students Against Antisemitism launched a change.org petition, calling for Chowdhury's removal.

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Geplaatst door Bristol Students Against Antisemitism op Maandag 6 mei 2019

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