After being removed from duties as regional coordinator of Malayalam Mission Qatar chapter for spouting anti-Muslim remarks in a Hindutva hate conclave in Kerala’s capital, Thiruvananthapuram, Sisupalan Durgadas was terminated from his job in Qatar.
Tim Morphy, the regional director of Narang Projects Qatar, where Durgadas worked as a Senior Accountant, announced the company’s decision to fire him on the basis of complaints raised against him through email. Apart from Qatar, the Narang Projects also operates in Arab countries like Dubai, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
Das’s spiteful comments targeted Muslims and hurt the sentiments of the nursing community in Qatar. Das speaking to a large audience gathered at Thiruvananthapuram alleged that nurses were recruited to Arab Countries as sex-slaves for militants.
Various organisations including Unique, a nursing organization in Qatar demanded action against the polarizing speech of Das and sent complaints to the Chief Minister and DGP of Kerala.
Das was fired from Malayalam Mission on 5 May, days after his Islamophobic and sexist comments went viral on social media.
Malayalam Mission is an initiative of the Cultural Department of the Government of Kerala.
“The remark (made by Das) violates the dignity of a community of women going abroad for the sake of jobs” the termination letter signed by Murukan Kattakkada, Director of Malaylam Mission says.
During the 4th day Hindu Conclave, Durgadas received an award for “outstanding social and cultural works in Gulf countries” from the Union Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan. India’s junior FM Muraleedharan was one of the chief guests of the event.
Durgadas has also been spotted multiple times with many key BJP leaders and Hindutva politicians including Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and defence minister Rajnath Singh with pictures of them on Das’s Facebook page.
“Boycott Muslims” speeches made at 4-day Hindu conclave inaugurated by Governor
Provocative and hate speeches against Muslims were made at the 10th Ananthapuri Hindu Maha Sammelan (Kerala Hindu conclave) in Kerala’s capital city Thiruvananthapuram, where Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan delivered inaugural address.
The speakers had called upon the Hindu community to boycott Muslim businesses.
This comes after many states in India including Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh and New Delhi witnessed hate assemblies organised by Hindu monks and Hindutva groups. Genocidal calls against Muslims were made during the event.
The Kerala event was organised by Hindu Dharma Parishad and this is the first time that a Christian outfit was participating in the Hindu Maha Sammelan.
Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri, who directed “The Kashmir Files,” was the chief guest at the event, which has former Mizoram Governor and BJP leader Kummanam Rajesekharan as the patron.
Union minister V Muraleedharan, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leaders J Nandakumar and Valsan Thillankeri and Vishva Hindu Parishad state president Viji Thampi spoke in various sessions at the event.
Senior Kerala politician P C George who was arrested by police last week for his hate speech against Muslims at the Kerala Hindu Conclave and was granted bail by a Magisterial court in Thiruvananthapuram on the same day of the arrest.
George was booked for the offence of promoting enmity between different religious groups under section 153A of the IPC.
Arrest came two days after he had sparked off a controversy by asking non-Muslims in Kerala to avoid restaurants run by the community.
George represented the Poonjar constituency in the state Assembly for 33 years.
During his speech at Hindu Conclave, former MLA PC George said that the Muslim traders were deliberately mixing infertility drugs in the drinks, that Muslims were trying to increase their population and turn India into a Muslim country, and that Muslim clerics were distributing food after spitting it out three times.
Muslims set up businesses in non-Muslim areas, thereby draining money off other communities, said George.
He was speaking about Muslim businessman M. A. Yusuff Ali’s Lulu Mall in “Hindu dominated region” Thiruvananthapuram. With a total built up area of 2,000,000 sq ft (190,000 m2),it is one of the largest malls in India.