After horrendous mass sexual assault during the annual festival at Delhi University girls’ college Gargi College, the distasteful comment of a senior Google India employee surfaced on social media.
Reports surfaced across Indian media houses of a brutal case of mass sexual assault and violence at Delhi University’s Gargi all-girls college, a comment from a senior corporate professional working for Google India has sparked widespread social media uproar.
Several students at Gargi College took to social media in the past couple of days to share their horrific experience during the annual cultural fest Reverie where hundreds of men allegedly entered the campus and indulged in relentless molestation, manhandling and assault on young girls studying in the college.
The Google employee joked as to “how the alleged molesters where turned on by looking at Gargi College girls”.
While most users condemned the event, a senior Indian employee of IT giant Google showed the misogynist attitude much prevalent in corporate India. Dev Batra, who is a Product Marketing Manager at Google Partners, as per his Facebook profile, wrote a post where he joked as to “how the alleged molesters where turned on by looking at Gargi College girls”.
Mr. Batra shared the link to an India Today report of the incident with his heartless, misogynist comment which also came with emoticons exemplifying his apathy and indirect endorsement of such acts. Batra, who is also a former senior manager at another tech giant IBM, made another comment on his thread saying that girls “only need to have big breasts and they’ll get molested automatically.
The distasteful comment was picked up by many, including famous director Anurag Kashyap, who tried to bring the issue to Google’s attention, even tagging global boss Sundar Pichai.