Rashmi Samant, who was elected the first Indian woman president of Oxford Union’s Student Union, has resigned from the post. Rashmi Samant has resigned from the post following allegations of her old social media posts going viral and discriminating herself on racial grounds. Based on old social media posts, they were being described as racist and insensitive. Rashmi Samant wrote ‘Ching Chang’ in the caption while sharing a picture of her during a visit to Malaysia. It was being mistaken for Jewish and Chinese students. Not only this, during the student union debates, he was being compared to a dictator like Hitler.

Rashmi Samant was very hurt by this and finally resigned from the post. Samanta had also apologized while writing an open letter for his social media posts. Even after this, he was constantly criticized and in the end he resigned from the post. Rashmi Samant has announced her resignation on Facebook. Resigning, Rashmi Samant wrote, ‘The way some incidents have taken place since he was elected President of Oxford University’s Student Union. This makes me believe that this is the right time for me to resign. You chose me as President, it is a matter of pride for me.

Rashmi Samant, who studied in Karnataka’s Manipal Institute of Technology, was elected as the president last week. He received 1,966 votes out of a total of 3,708 votes cast. She hails from Manipal town in Udupi district. His father Dinesh Samant is a businessman, while mother Vatsala is a homemaker. Samant did school from Udupi, while completing graduation in mechanical engineering in 2020. In the election of Oxford University, Rashmi Samant had presented herself as an inclusive candidate. Not only this, during the campaign, he had also talked about removing the colonial things from the syllabus of Oxford University.


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