Representational photo: Rashmi Samant.

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India To Discuss Rashmi Sawant's Racism, Cyber-Bullying Row With UK

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar assured that India would discuss matters over racism and cyber-bullying with the UK that caused Indian-origin Rashmi Samant's removal as Oxford University's Student Union President if required. Jaishankar acknowledged the issue after BJP MP Ashwini Vaishnav raised concerns over Samant being cyberbullied. Earlier, Samant had become the first Indian-born Student Union President but was removed within five… read-more

Mon, 15 Mar 2021 - 05:44 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: S Jaishankar, Rashmi Samant, Ashwini Vaishnav, Racism, Oxford University

Courtesy: The Tribune

Rashmi Samant.


Oxford Student Union Head Rashmi Resigns Amid Racial Controversy

Oxford University's first Indian-born Student Union President Rashmi Sawant resigned from her post following controversies over her alleged "racist" and "insensitive" social media posts. Taking to Facebook on February 18, the 22-year-old apologized for her actions and quit the leadership. Her now-deleted, controversial social media posts included a holocaust reference in 2017, besides captions that offended Chinese students and the LGBTQ+… read-more

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 - 03:35 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Oxford University, Rashmi Samant, Racism, holocaust, Facebook, LGBTQ

Courtesy: Outlook

Rashmi Samant

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Rashmi Samant Becomes 1st Indian Woman To Head Oxford Student's Union

In a first, India's Rashmi Samant has become the head of the Oxford Students’ Union. Winning with a whopping 1,996 votes, Rashmi clocked more votes than total votes of all her opponents. A sustainable energy enthusiast pursuing Masters in Energy System, Rashmi aims to de-carbonise the varsity campus. Reportedly, in her manifesto, Rashmi promised to tackle institutional homophobia, create university lobby for waving residency requirements and… read-more

Sat, 13 Feb 2021 - 07:45 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Oxford University, Rashmi Samant, First Indian woman, India, Oxford Student's Union

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