Shock resignation in CRAE as both Co-Chairs, Kiran Benipal and Hetal Jani, step down

Both Co-Chairs for OUSU’s Campaign for Racial Awareness and Equality, Kiran Benipal and Hetal Jani, have resigned from their post, citing suspended status and a finalist’s workload respectively as their reasons for stepping down.

Previously, Kiran has been accused of anti-Semitism after sending an anti-Semitic tweet from her Twitter account. This led to calls for her to resign from her post as CRAE Co-Chair from the Oxford University Jewish Society and a number of other Oxford students.

Kiran Benipal told VERSA: “The new co-chairs of CRAE are Farheen Ahmed and Chi Chi Shi. Hetal Jani and I both stepped down due to academic commitments- she is a finalist, and I am a suspended student. Neither of us have to the time the campaign’s work requires, so this handover is in the interest of CRAE. It was welcomed by our committee, and Hetal and I will continue to support the new co-chairs and the committee. CRAE has a strong and powerful year ahead of us, and the team have much to be proud of.” 

OUSU VP for Welfare, Ali Lennon, and Hetal Jani have both been asked for comment.

VERSA wishes Chi Chi Shi and Farheen Ahmed all the best in their new roles as CRAE Co-Chairs.

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  1. Alex "Al Chal" Chalmers

    My Zionist paymasters will be most pleased with this article!

  2. Did someone report her to the Compliance Unit?

  3. Kiran resigning over “academic commitments” is about as credible as when I said my resignation was over my wife’s health rather than because I’m a homophobe!

  4. Another one bites the dust. All will kneel.

  5. Kiran Benipal is a TRAITORRRR!!!!

  6. Everyone. Literally everyone.

    David Browne, the Union needed you once. Now CRAE needs you. You would be welcomed as the hero you are and save this organisation. Please, become the new co-chair, and be welcomed with jazz hands like a conquering hero.

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  8. KIRAN FIGHTS FOR THE RIGHT TO BE FREE,
    SHE WILL SING ,SING HER SONG.
    SHE WILL BRING DOWN RACISIM IN OXFORD UNIVERSITY.I HOPE THE OXFORD INSTITUTION WILL SEE WHAT EFFECTS IT HAS ON THE LOW INTAKE OF FOREIGN STUDENTS.

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