Brave Muslim lawyer who dared to speak out about misogyny in his own community is banned from making a keynote speech
- Nazir Afzal barred from making speech Society of Asian Lawyers ball in October
- He was widely praised for his role in tackling the Rochdale grooming scandal
- Was told he was no longer welcome at event because of his ‘offensive’ comments
A British Asian lawyer has been banned by fellow lawyers for speaking out in The Mail on Sunday about grooming scandals involving predominantly Asian men and white girls.
Nazir Afzal, who was widely praised for his role in tackling the Rochdale grooming scandal, has been barred from making the keynote speech at the Society of Asian Lawyers annual awards and ball in London on October 28.
He was shocked to be told he was no longer welcome at the glittering event because of his ‘offensive’ comments in this newspaper.
The embarrassed SAL lawyer tasked with notifying Mr Afzal of the ban told him he personally opposed the decision – but had been over-ruled.