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Encouraging Hatred – UTT

Post On:March 31, 2024

(Picture from Dharma dispatch)

Being talented is no excuse to be rude. A person who has been disrespectful to the art, its eminent artists, is being given a platform in Toronto. Ironically it is sponsored by an org that claims to promote art. Bharathi kala Manram, that is managed by Tamil Brahmins. The management committee of that association has hadclose ties with Sringeri Vidya Bharathi Temple. That smacks of cultural corruption. While University of Toronto has never hesitated to be anti-Hindu on many past occasions. All these come together to sponsor this hateful person, taking cover under the canopy of art.

We want to give benefit of doubt that the organizers are perhaps not aware of the forces they are collaborating with, and the long term implications of this. While we respect his art, At Dwarapalakas, we oppose this hateful person and his language. If you share our sentiment and wish to support us, please email dialogue@dwarapalakas.ca. Canada offers a platform to protest in protocols that sync with Police and security requirements. Protest is recognized as freedom of speech.

UN Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech defines hate speech as…“any kind of communication in speech, writing or behavior, that attacks or uses pejorative or discriminatory language with reference to a person or a group on the basis of who they are, in other words, based on their religion, ethnicity, nationality, race, colour, descent, gender or other identity factor.”

The language of the artist Mr.TM.Krishna fits the description of hate speech.