— Dr David Frawley (@davidfrawleyved) March 24, 2021
Abhijit Sarkar, an Oxford University faculty member who launched the ‘Hinduphobic’ attack on Rashmi Samant, the first female Indian student elected as President of the Oxford University Student Union, is now facing backlash from netizens. On Twitter, an online petition against Abhijit Sarkar has gone viral. The petition asks that Oxford University investigate Abhijit Sarkar’s nasty conduct on social media and suspend him before the investigation is concluded. Dr David Frawley, a blogger, is a sponsor of the movement.
The campaign started by a British Hindu on the online petition platform Change.org specifies that “the Hindus of Britain and India are very aggrieved and appalled by the racist, abusive and offensive attacks by Abhijit Sarkar on our community and the completely unhinged and disturbing social media outbursts of this extremist and misogynistic member of the University of Oxford staff. We the British Hindu Community will not rest until the University takes appropriate action against this extremist and zealot in academic plumes. Sarkar should be brought and held to account without further delay.“
The Hindu group is tired of being labelled “soft,” being a convenient target, and being taken for granted, according to the petition, which they see as a vicious racist assault. Racial threats on us can no longer be accepted. We’ve had plenty. ”
The petitioner has made three demands: keep Abhijit Sarkar responsible for his hate speech on social media, conduct an investigation, and suspend him until the investigation is completed; the University must rethink its support for Hindu hatred and Hinduphobic staff; and report trolls who propagate Hindu hatred.
Rashmi Samant isn’t the first victim of Abhijit Sarkar’s misogynist, sexist and bigoted attack. He is infamous for crawling into timelines of celebrities and politicians to troll them overlooking the fact that he is an “academician” at Oxford University and not a troll.
Selected Tweets of Dr. Sarkar, academic at Oxford University.
1.) Unable to confirm this screenshot. There are several tweets directed at Kangana Ranaut, so there is overwhelming evidence that the tweet was real. pic.twitter.com/Y4oJTWIFM1
— dubash (@dubash) March 23, 2021
Meanwhile, the UK police and Oxford University have opened an investigation based on a report lodged on Samant’s behalf by Pt. Satish K. Sharma, director of the Global Hindu Federation, accusing Sarkar of intimidation and abuse.
Abhijit Sarkar, who openly declares himself to be an anti-BJP and Modi hater, continues to propagate hatred and disinformation about Hindus on social media. He was seen spending the whole month of February spreading his rhetoric of “Hindu communalism by food distribution during the Great Bengal Famine of 1943–1944.” Sarkar was seen adding his article to any tweet that listed Churchill or related events before claiming victory.