Blaming Women & Beef for Kerala Floods?! You Must Be Kidding

No, the Kerala floods were not caused by Christians, Muslims, or communism either –this is no time for ugly bigotry.

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Video Editor: Vivek Gupta

Cameraperson: Meghnad Bose

At least with the Kerala floods, please stop with all your sexism, your bigotry, your hate and your utter disregard for humanity!

Kerala is facing its worst floods in 100 years. Over 350 people have lost their lives, lakhs have had their homes swept away or inundated, thousands of livelihoods lost, the state has incurred losses worth thousands of crores!

But while the country is struggling to help the deluge-hit victims out of the crisis, some hate-mongers on Twitter chose to blame women, beef, yes you read that right... women and beef... along with Communism and Muslims and Christians, for the floods.

Recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Reserve Bank of India by the Centre, Gurumurthy faced flak for writing on Twitter that the Supreme Court’s decision to allow women entry into the Sabarimala temple had caused the floods because Lord Ayyappa might have been angered by the judgement.

Just FYI, guess what primarily caused the floods that wreaked havoc? Not women or beef, but... surprise, surprise... incessant rain. Environmentalists also believe that careless human activities like extensive quarrying, chopping down forest cover and poor policy decisions intensified the tragedy.

That’s it.


Not that that stopped anyone from bringing the odious beef issue into the mix.

Krish Subramanian, for example, had the ultimate solution. Kerala’s Hindus must stop eating beef, apparently, and this will presumably avert all natural disasters.

Roop Darak wrote: The question is should we help BEEF EATERS of Kerala who slaughter cows which we pray?

Then of course, how can we forget to be bigots at the time of crisis and not blame Muslims and Christians for the deluge?

If you can believe it, people were actually asking others to either not donate to Kerala because the state has a large population of Christians and Muslims, or they were asking others to donate to organisations that will exclusively help Hindus.

But what do we even tell these hate-mongers on social media? To be nicer? To take a science class? To be more humane and help Kerala in this hour of need like crores of other people across the country are trying to do? When hate replaces empathy (and common sense) in your heart, isn’t humanity already dead?

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