A multi-national company has fired one of its Indian hate monger employees, who was caught spreading hate on social media and calling for the killing of Kashmiri Muslims ‘economically’ in order to force them to sell their ‘daughters, wives’ in ‘Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai to feed themselves.’
Ashish Kaul, a Kashmiri Pandit, tweeted, “I love when Kashmiri Muslim women cry on roads-yeh masoom tha, begunah tha! Amarnath Cha thuss ya Aazadi- the proof is in the casualty chart of last 1 year, sorry 28 years! We are killing, maiming and raping you at will! Ha Haaa Cry aloud Aazadi.
Another tweet by Kaul, a senior HR professional in a multi-national company, said, “Kill the bastards economically and let them sell their daughters, wives in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai to feed themselves!”
His tweets evoked angry reactions from social media users with many tagging his employer, DDI World, and asking if it condoned such hate-mongering.
— Unpopularopinion (@unaskedopinion1) May 11, 2018
Hey @DDIworld, this person is working with you. Do you support his views? He advocates rape and murder of Muslims and wants them to sell their daughters. I want to know what you’ll do about it or are you cool with it? pic.twitter.com/IszG9eqZLM
— a. (@Kashmirology) May 11, 2018
The company, an international firm specialising in providing leadership tools to corporates around the world, acted with lightening speed to inform that Kaul, the hate-monger, had been fired. The company said, “Thank you for bringing this to our attention. As a matter of policy, we cannot publically comment on employee matters; however, we are taking this situation seriously.”
The company later issued a full statement, which read, “On Friday, May 11, DDI was alerted to the fact that an employee who worked as a consultant in India had made statements on social media that condoned violence against members of the community in the Kashmir region. We were shocked and saddened by the nature of these posts, which are in direct violation of our mission and values. As soon as we learned about the social media posts, we immediately suspended the employee and launched an investigation to determine the full scope of the issue. As of May 12, we have accepted the individual’s resignation. This individual’s opinions were his alone, and do not reflect the values of DDI.
“At DDI, we are strong advocates for equality and diversity, and deeply believe in the value of peaceful resolution of conflict. As part of our mission to create better leaders around the world, we also believe we have a responsibility to serve our communities and make them better places to live and work. We hold ourselves and our employees to the highest standards of personal conduct, and refuse to tolerate violence and hate speech of any kind. While we deeply regret this incident, we are moving forward as an organization with strengthened vigor to develop leaders that heal and support stronger workplaces and communities.”
The company had already informed about the sacking of Kaul in its subsequent tweet saying that Kaul’s bigotry and criminal act ‘goes beyond a simple matter of employment.” It had said, “DDI immediately launched a full investigation upon discovering this issue. We do not condone violence of any kind, & this issue goes beyond a simple matter of employment. We can verify that this person no longer works for DDI, & we are continuing to address the situation fully.”
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Police too have reportedly booked Kaul for his hateful tweets. He’s been reportedly booked at Police Station Kothi Bagh under FIR No: 39/2018 under section 505(1) C RPC, 66 IT Act.
Kaul has since then deleted his Twitter account. Members of the Hindutva brigade including some top BJP leaders had come under global condemnation after they supported the rapists and murderers of an 8-year-old child in Kathua earlier this year.