An Indian postgraduate student at the London School of Economics has alleged that he has been a victim of targeted Hinduphobia on the LSE campus.
Karan Kataria, a native of Gurugram, has alleged that he has become a victim of anti-India sentiments in the campus. He further alleged that he was disqualified from contesting for the post of General Secretary of the LSE Students’ Union because of his Hindu and anti-India identity, news agency IANS reported.
“When I started my post-graduate studies at LSE, I sincerely hoped to pursue and fulfill my passion for student welfare. But my dreams were shattered when a deliberately orchestrated smear campaign launched against me Went, only because of my Indian and Hindu identity,” the student shared in his Twitter post.
Karan Kataria, who is doing his Masters at the LSE campus, was also elected as the representative of the National Union for Students. Noting his growth in a short span of time and the support of students from all communities on campus, Karan was later inspired by his peers to contest for the post of General Secretary in the LSE Student Union. Despite overwhelming support, he was disqualified from the general secretary election of the LSE student union.
He further said that he was labeled after his disqualification following a series of targeted attacks and complaints against him. Homophobic, Islamophobic, Querophobic and Hindu Nationalist.
In his Twitter post, Kataria said, “Instead of identifying and punishing the wrong-doers who started this hate campaign, LSESU undemocratically canceled my candidature without giving any proof or evidence of the allegations against me.” Gave.”
He further said that Indian students were threatened and targeted on polling day for their national and religious identity.
Meanwhile, another LSE student, Tejaswini Shankar posted a video message on Twitter alleging that she too has been targeted at LSE for supporting Kataria in the LSE Students’ Union.
He tweeted, “I was targeted and taunted for my religious identity and for supporting a friend in the student union election. The student union refused to take appropriate action.”
“I have filed a complaint with SU (Students Union) regarding the same and called out the defamation and harassment messages and I have not received any response yet. But SU has responded promptly to other complaints and rumors and Karan is successfully disqualified from the candidacy of General Secretary.
“This is bullying and harassment at the highest levels of international institutions that pride themselves on inclusivity and diversity and I strongly condemn the inaction in this regard by the LSE,” Shankar said.
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