Source: The Guardian
BY Michael Safi in Delhi
Twitter’s chief executive, Jack Dorsey, has upset Hindu nationalists and some members of the Brahmin caste in India by posing for a picture with a placard reading: “Smash Brahminical patriarchy”.
A leading policy officer for the company has apologised to users, and told them neither Twitter nor Dorsey endorsed the sign’s message that the oppression of the Hindu caste system – which places Brahmins at the top – must be dismantled alongside male dominance.
That, in turn, has angered Indian activists who oppose patriarchy and the caste system.
Dorsey has been touring India, one of Twitter’s fastest growing markets, meeting figures including the prime minister, Narendra Modi, and the Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan.