Widespread ed-tech agency Unacademy reportedly sacked one in every of its lecturers for asking college students to not vote for illiterate leaders within the upcoming elections. Unacademy confronted social media backlash over its resolution, with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asking if it was a criminal offense to ask folks to vote for educated leaders.
Whereas the instructor, Karan Sangwan, didn’t title any politician, Unacademy got here beneath strain after followers of a selected get together felt that he was talking about their chief, forcing the corporate to fireside the educator.
Sangwan was heard saying in a video that has gone viral, “Bear in mind, everytime you vote subsequent time, select a literate individual so you do not face this case once more. Vote for an individual who understands issues. Make your choices correctly”
Sharing a tweet on the information on his social media platform X, Delhi CM Kejriwal wrote in Hindi. “If somebody is illiterate, personally I respect him. However folks’s representatives can’t be illiterate. That is the period of science and know-how. Illiterate public representatives can by no means construct the fashionable India of twenty first century,” the Delhi CM identified.
A hashtag, #UninstallUnacademy started trending on X after studies of the motion by the corporate got here out.
A person identified that the instructor didn’t take anybody’s title and so, the corporate ought to have stood by him, as an alternative of initiating motion in opposition to him.
A person alleged that Unacademy is working for the BJP.
Unacademy is a spineless organisation, one other wrote.