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Corporates hit out against hate-mongering again, sack employee for tweeting calls for rape

The US-based multi-national company for which Kaul used to work suspended him after a complaint was registered to them

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Tech MNC consultant Ashish Kaul had to face the music courtesy two tweets calling for rape and trafficking of women which he published on May 8 and May 11.

Within a week, Ashish Kaul’s social media account was suspended by Twitter, he has been booked by Jammu and Kashmir police and has lost his job.

The US-based multi-national company for which Kaul used to work suspended him after a complaint was registered to them.

Development Dimensions International in a statement said, “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.”

The company added that it “deeply regret[s]” the incident.

Kaul, in his May 8 tweet, had resorted to hate speech to vent out his anger against Kashmiri women.

DDI and Twitter’s step was lauded by users of social media.

It’s not, however, the first instance the corporate community has hit back at hatemongers. Kotak Mahindra Bank had in April sacked one of its employees, Vishnu Nandukumar, after he had justified the rape of 8-year-old victim in Kathua.

“It’s better to kill her now otherwise tomorrow she may become a human bomb against India,” Nandkumar had allegedly written in Malayalam.

“It is extremely disheartening to see such comments being made in the aftermath of such tragedy by anyone including an ex-employee. We strongly condemn this statement,” bank spokesperson Rohit Rao had said.

“We have terminated Nandukumar from the services on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 for poor performance,” he added.
First Published on May 15, 2018 05:49 pm
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