Karan Sangwan, the Unacademy teacher who was fired after urging students to vote for educated candidates in a class, has stated that he did not mention any names or parties. and suspected that the organization had removed him due to “political pressure”.
Unacademy, in a statement, said the classroom is not a place to share opinions and personal views. Unacademy co-founder Roman Saini said Sangwan breached the contract and therefore the company had to part with him.
After being fired, in an interview with IndiaToday, Sangwan claimed that he tried to talk to Unacademy’s top management but they said “there’s nothing we can do”. “I have worked for Unacademy since 2021. My profile has been deleted. There may be political pressure,” Sangwan said.
Sangwan has started his own YouTube channel and announced that he will post details surrounding the controversy on August 19.
“I didn’t know a clip would go viral and misrepresented. And how it will be spread on social networks. I was misinterpreted,” IndiaToday quoted Sangwan as saying.
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“I made a joint statement. I can guide people in the right direction. I want educated people. Education is not what people learn in the classroom. What I have learned in my class is what I am imparting,” Sangwan said.
Video clip of Karan Sangwan
In a viral video clip on X (formerly Twitter), Sangwan is heard asking students to vote for highly educated politicians. The educator appears to be discussing bills recently presented by the BJP-led coalition government in Lok Sabha to replace the British-era IPC, CrPC and Indian Proofs Act. Lamenting that all the notes he had prepared about criminal law had become worthless, Sangwan said, “Even I don’t know whether to laugh or cry because I also have a lot of naked actions. , the case and notes that I have prepared. It’s hard work for everyone. You also have a job in your hands.”
“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 clip.
However, Sangwan said he stood by his comment because education plays a very important part in anyone’s life.
“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 said he didn’t make the statement in Unacademy’s classroom, but on his YouTube channel ‘Legal Pathshala’, now renamed Karan Sangwan.
What did Unacademy say?
Saini in a tweet on the matter said Unacademy is an educational platform deeply committed to imparting quality education.
“To do this, we’ve adopted a rigorous Code of Conduct for all of our educators with the aim of ensuring that our students have access to objective knowledge. The student is at the heart of everything we do. The classroom is not a place to share opinions and personal views as they could wrongly influence them. In the current situation we are forced to. broke up with Karan Sangwan because he violated the Code of Conduct,” Saini said.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wondered if it was a crime to ask people to vote for an educated person.
In a message posted on X., he said: “Is it a crime to call an election for the educated? If someone is illiterate, I personally respect them. But those who represent the public cannot illiterate. This is the age of science and technology. Illiterate.” public representation can never build the modern India of the 21st century.”
Y Sathish Reddy, president of Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation, also posted on X, “With all due respect to #Unacademy, the suspension of a teacher only requires no voting for those students illiterate is very inappropriate. explain! #UninstallUnacademy.”
Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Priyanka Chaturvedi wonders how to say voting for literate politicians is a biased opinion? “Doesn’t that opinion positively affect young souls? It’s a shame if just expressing this opinion gets you to take someone’s job, Unacademy,” she wrote on X.
P.S.: Somehow people feel that Karan Sangwan, the professor’s opinion on educated leadership is about Mr. Supreme. Repeated Kajol level trolling, but here he pays with his work,” she added.
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