Just five days after she was elected as the first Indian woman president of the Oxford University Students Union, a 22-year-old student from Karnataka was forced to step down after some of her old social media posts were termed as “anti-Semitic” and “racist”, leading to outrage.
Despite issuing an open letter of apology for “unintentionally” hurting sentiments, Rashmi Samant, who hails from Udupi and was elected on February 11, was forced to resign, Indian Express reported.
The Oxford Students Union Campaign for Racial Awareness and Equality (CRAE) and Oxford LGBTQ Campaign accused her of hurting the sentiments of various communities and insisted that she step down from her new post.
CRAE said Samant’s post were “racially insensitive” and she refused to acknowledge the “the harm caused by her actions” when questioned.
“I wish to ask a question to all who termed me insensitive and racist citing my social media posts of the past. Are you being sensitive when…