A “Human Rights activist” associated with Amnesty International India as per his Twitter bio, has advocated violence against Brahmins in a tweet:
Learn from Tamilnadu as the Statue of Periyar was broken there was no protest but straightaway they attacked the Brahmins and cut their scared thread. This is hitting the root, RSS is afraid when Brahmins are attacked. This is their real weakness. https://t.co/VbR46XnzpL
— Karthik Navayan (@Navayan) March 11, 2018
Amnesty International, ironically, claims to work for lessening violence and granting dignity to common people around the world. However, in India, it is currently headed by controversial writer Aakar Patel, who himself is known for making bigoted casteist remarks. Perhaps this has emboldened anti-Brahmin and anti-Hindu elements, who often masquerade as activists and journalists.
Some of the replies to the tweet by this Amnesty ‘activist’ exposed similar mindsets in similar professions. One such reply, by a person claiming to be ‘independent journalist’, is particularly revealing. He compares attacking Brahmins for their sacred thread with burning the Confederate flag. He seems to be under the impression that Brahmins perpetuate caste violence by merely existing and wearing the Yajnopaveetam/janeu.
If one accepts logic of such activists and journalists, attacking people wearing Muslim skullcap should be justified as that religious symbol represents Islamist ideology. How is this any different from a Nazi mindset?
Naturally, people were not pleased with the call for violence against common people merely for their religious identity. Some criticized Amnesty International and called for the self proclaimed Human Rights organization to act against their associate openly encouraging violence against Brahmins.
@amnesty, people working for you in India are happy violating human rights, right to religious freedom of those whom they don’t agree with. Not just a random schmuck either, but “Manager, Business & Human Rights at Amnesty International.” ?https://t.co/kTxi6s9V5bpic.twitter.com/gDGMNuvCw1
— manwithabigstick (@bahutbadadanda) March 11, 2018
When a person like Aakar Patel heads @amnesty, this is to be expected.
— Ansh (@Vedanshi_) March 11, 2018
Will @amnesty discontinue the services of this scrote who is threatening violence against brahmins community ? @AartiTikoo @Iyervval @kalps1616 @Aban_ind @Abhina_Prakash @SaffronDalit @maidros78 @MadhvaHistory pic.twitter.com/OonE42NADi
— Resilient Nikhil (@NikhilResilient) March 11, 2018
— Bluto (@doubtinggaurav) March 12, 2018
Others urged the Police to take action against Karthik Navayan for inciting communal violence.
— S.K.I (@lochakmochak) March 11, 2018
— Peshwa (@AgentSaffron) March 11, 2018
— GSN (@hindupangolin) March 11, 2018
It remains to be seen whether any concrete action will be taken against the offender by Amnesty International or the Police. Thus far, there is no indication that any action has been taken or could be taken.
The controversial tweets can be found archived here in case they are deleted in the future. However, given the bigotry that in ingrained in such characters, it can be safely assumed that the ‘activist’ will brazen it out and wish for more violence against Brahmins.