London: Rashmi Samant, who made history at Oxford University after being elected the first Indian woman president of the Oxford Students Union (SU), has resigned from the post amid controversy due to some of her earlier comments. Some old social media posts of Samanta have come out which many students have described as ‘racially’ and ‘insensitive’. This includes remarks related to the massacre in a post during a visit to the Berlin Holocaust Memorial in Germany in 2017, and a controversy over the title of the picture as ‘Ching Chang’ during a trip to Malaysia, which angered Chinese students.
In an open letter published in the student newspaper ‘Cherwell’, Samant said, “You may not believe my apology for the recent developments but I am very sorry to write that I have lost the confidence of the student community who have Voted me and expressed confidence in my manifesto. ”
He said, “I apologize to all the students who have been hurt by my comment or any activity and I want to win your trust again.” However, after the controversy did not stop, he decided to resign from the post of Chairman .
Rashmi Samant said, “I think it would be better to move out of office in view of the controversy during the election of the President of the Oxford Students Union.” She went and deleted many of her old posts on social media.
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