Indian student alleges anti-India campaign going on in London University
Stopped from contesting elections because I am a Hindu: Indian student alleges anti-India campaign going on in London University
A case of discrimination against an Indian student has come to light in a UK college for raising voices against religion and anti-India comments. Karan Kataria, a resident of Gurgaon, Haryana, was contesting the union election at the University of London but has been disqualified for being a Hindu and an Indian. Karan is studying law at the London School of Economics.
Indian students alleged that the anti-India campaign is being run at London University. Karan appealed in this regard to the Democracy Committee, but his side was not heard.
Not only this, but some Islamic students and a lobby also opposed him. On March 24, a campaign was launched on the WhatsApp group against Karan's candidature and he was thrown out of the election, accusing him of being a Hindu nationalist.
Karan told Dainik Bhaskar that he is discriminated against on the basis of speaking against religion and anti-India statements on campus. On April 2, on Twitter, he informed us about his disqualification from contesting for the post of General Secretary.
Karan had alleged that he was targeted in a personal, vicious manner because of his pro-India stance and Hinduphobia. Karan has demanded that the college take the right decision in this regard.
Karan said, “Friends encouraged me to contest elections, but some people could not digest an Indian-Hindu like me to lead the LSESU. That's why they maligned my image.
Karan told that in 2022, he had won the gold medal in BBA, and LLB from a private university in Gurugram while topping the university. After this, he went to study in London and made a good image in 7 months.
Haryana BJP's media in-charge Arvind Saini said that Karan has told me. Such incidents of racism are condemnable. Today the country will not tolerate this. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will definitely take steps in this matter.
The university says it is against any kind of harassment. The university administration has asked to review the student union elections.
According to the university, rules, candidates for the student union elections have to maintain a distance of two meters from the students who are casting their votes. A student has been disqualified for violating this.