Banker accused of hate speech, sacked for Poor performance!

An assistant manager at a Kochi Bank made a very disturbing remark on Kathua Gangrape and murder of an eight year old. Bank fires him for poor performance.

Many people in India are still not understanding the moral question involved in the gangrape and murder of the eight year-old child in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir. They are still seeing it through their political glasses. That is why they are giving all sort of weird and insensitive reasoning to justify as to why the they fear the accused in the case will not get a fair trial.

And this is sad.

But we seem to be living in strange times.

kathua rape murder, rape of eight year old, kochi banker, saffron hate speechSuch people are not understanding that it is not about an assault and murder of an eight year old. It is about the discourse, the debates which we are comfortably having in our drawing rooms, offices and social networks. But for some strange myopic vision many among us are not understanding the gravity of the situation.

On such person, is a banker employed as Assistant Manager in a Private bank at Kochi, Kerala. Last week he made this comment on Facebook about the sexual assault and murder of the eight year old child:  “good that she was killed at this age itself. Else, she would have grown up and returned throwing bombs in India”.

To us he seems to belong to those people who have no moral compass. You can decide, where he stands for you.

The man has been fired from his job by the employer, the Kotak Mahindra Bank. Whether the employee was fired from his job for hate speech (here insensitive speech) or Performance reasons is not known yet. Because according to this report, on April 13, 2018, Kotak Mahindra Bank in a statement said that it has terminated the services of the person for poor performance.

Ideally, when businesses depend on people for their growth and survival, then it is their responsibility to make their stand clear on sensitive issues such as hate speech or insensitive speech. It is not enough to sack someone. It is equally important for businesses to tell people why the person was sacked.