New Delhi: Entrepreneur Harsh Goenka, the chairman of RPG Group, is as soon as once more receiving backlash over a tweet, and this time it’s regarding Kumbh Mela.
On Wednesday, he shared a photograph of seers and tweeted: “Meanwhile at the Kumbh Mela the international press is appalled at how low we have our masks!”
Earlier, his previous tweet on Lord Shiva had gone viral, resulting in quite a lot of customers frowning on the similar and expressing their displeasure over it.
While the Kumbh Mela tweet appears to have been deleted by Harsh Goenka, a purported screenshot of the identical has gone viral and is receiving unfavourable responses.
The earlier controversial tweet on Lord Shiva additionally had Goenka share a joke the place the Hindu god is claimed to be ingesting at a bar, which led to folks expressing harm non secular sentiments.
As beforehand talked about, the responses embrace Twitter customers demanding an apology whereas calling out a ban on certainly one of Goenka’s manufacturers CEAT Tyres.
There were those few who shared a different opinion.
Notably, former actress and Television host Simi Grewal also shared the photo with the same caption.
Meanwhile, it is being reported that the photo shared was originally taken in 2013 is not from the current congregation.
The Kumbh Mela congregation has raised worries amid the second wave of Coronavirus pandemic in the country. According to officials, in just 48 hours, over 1,000 people were found to be Covid positive in Haridwar where around 35 lakh people gathered for the Kumbh Mela and ‘Shahi Snaan’ as a majority of devotees are seen flouting the Coronavirus norms such as maintaining social distancing and wearing masks.
Amid all this, such tweets a valid form of freedom of expression or are they being too insensitive towards religious sentiments? Let us know in the comments below.