Karan Sangwan, an educator who has fired by Unacademy, has stated that he may have been removed by the online tutoring platform due to “political pressure”. Sangwan, who sparked controversy after a video clip of his remarks went viral on social media, also said he stood by his remarks when he asked his students to vote for the leaders. educated religion.
Speaking to India Today, Sangwan said he tried to talk to Unacademy’s top management but they said there was nothing we could do. “I have worked for Unacademy since 2021. My profile has been deleted. There may be political pressure,” he said.
In a viral video clip, Karan Sangwan is seen discussing recent bills introduced by the government to overhaul the criminal justice system in the country. “Don’t forget, next time you vote, vote for the good student, so that you don’t have to go through this (challenge) again. Electing educated and understanding people. Don’t vote for someone who only knows how to change their last name. Make the right decision,” Sangwan urges his students in the video.
“I didn’t know that a clip would be spread and described in the wrong way. And how it would go viral on social media. I was misinterpreted,” Sangwan told India Today.
“I made a general statement. I can guide people in the right direction. I want educated people. Education is not what people learn in class. What I learn in class. is what I’m conveying,” Sangwan told India Today of his career. comment.
When asked about the termination of the contract with Unacademy, Sangwan said the online platform mentioned in their agreement that there cannot be a political statement, but there is no definition of a “political statement”. What is that.
Karan Sangwan said: “I did not mention any names or parties.
“In an email, they (Unacademy) sent me a tweet. They mentioned that their goodwill was ruined. They didn’t discuss it with me,” Sangwan said.
Sangwan, however, stood by his remarks. “I was right. I defended what I said. Education plays a very important role in anyone’s life,” Sangwan said.
“I was trolled. I was brought into controversy. Unacademy was put in a difficult position… Maybe they were under pressure to fire me,” he added.
Sangwan also denied allegations that he was affiliated with any political party. “I am not affiliated with any political party. I will only pursue teaching,” he said.
“I have a YouTube channel. I will teach children for free,” he added.
Sangwan said he cried when he received his resignation letter from Unacademy. “Some of my students also cried. No one thought about the future of the students,” he said.
“I have the right to freedom of speech. As a teacher, I will guide students in the right direction,” he added.
August 18, 2023