The Oxford University’s internal investigation has vindicated Rashmi Samant, the Oxford student who was bullied by a professor for her Hindu background. Through Twitter, her lawyer Aditya Srinivasan informed that the investigation has been concluded and that he is pleased with the outcome.
Rashmi Samant, the first Bharatiya President elect of Oxford Student Union was harassed by a fellow Bharatiya professor, Abhijit Sarkar, working in the university for having sanatani background. She was vilified and forced to resign from her post after his campaign to dethrone her resulted in virulent online harassment. Trolls didn’t even leave her parents alone.
Following this, British Hindus had lodged an official complaint against Sarkar with Oxford. Samant had also filed a harassment complaint with the university. The issue was brought to notice by the External Affairs minister S.Jaishankar as well when he raised the matter in Rajya Sabha. Oxford’s internal investigation on the issue appears to have concluded about which Samant’s lawyer Aditya Srinivasan tweeted and let everyone know that he is pleased by the outcome.
For those asking for more details, I’m afraid we’re precluded from saying anything more at this stage. Personally, I think this is unfortunate given that @RashmiDVS was subjected to a very public humiliation.
— Adhitya Srinivasan (@ads_0013) July 16, 2021
Rashmi Samant has thanked the lawyer and remembered her grandfather on his punyatithi. She tweeted on how he overcame the obstacles of life and how she takes inspiration from him to be “more resilient and perseverant” and that the incident fundamentally changed her as a person. She also expressed her gratitude towards everyone who stood by her during the issue.
my community and make wild allegations about me. This experience has only made me more resilient and perseverant. It has fundamentally changed me as a person.
My sincere gratitude to everyone who stood by me unconditionally.
— Rashmi Samant (@RashmiDVS) July 17, 2021
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