Rupa Subramanya’s tweet the other day on the Soni Sori attack was just flat-out abhorrent.
Equally abhorrent is the nature of the responses she has been getting. Such as this sample:
And it continues.When Indians compare someone to chimp,they’re denigrating darker complexioned folks:1.25 b Indians pic.twitter.com/uD9fVRav3o
— Rupa Subramanya (@rupasubramanya) February 22, 2016
There is little difference between people who express their disagreement with such insults and those lawyers outside Patiala House who said it with their fists.
To her credit, Rupa apologised, and withdrew her tweet. Meanwhile, those on the “other side” continue, shamefully, to flaunt their ‘wit’.
‘A pox on both your houses’ is increasingly beginning to sound like a good slogan for our times.