SOAS has denied involvement in alleged attempts to ‘evict’ Hare Krishna from campus

The Hare Krishna group maintain officials told them to move


SOAS has officially denied any involvement in efforts to evict the Hare Krishna food stall from their campus.

This follows allegations that authorities from SOAS and the University of London had been trying to evict the Hare Krishna stall from the campus.

In a statement released today, SOAS said they had “no intention” of removing the Hare Krishna stall from their campus, saying that they “very much wish for the stall to remain near SOAS” as “an important part of our history”.

Although SOAS has denied any involvement, the Hare Krishna group maintained that officials had shown up “with security guards and told us to move off their property”.

Following yesterday’s publication, the Hare Krishna stall has moved from the pavement near Russell Square onto the pedestrianised road next to the SOAS library.

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SOAS denied the allegations on their Twitter account

A SOAS spokesperson said:

“SOAS has not evicted the Hare Krishna stall. There were some concerns about space for queuing and the SOAS estates team – with University of London – sought to establish a safer area for people to queue. The Hare Krishna stall remains alongside SOAS buildings at Russell Square.

“We very much wish for the stall to remain near SOAS – it’s an important part of our history and we have no intention of preventing the stall from serving food.”

The identities of the officials involved has yet to be established.