RSS man fired from his job in Qatar: A RSS man from Kerala was fired from his job Qatar for making derogatory remarks about Muslim Malayali nurses working in gulf countries. The man, identified as Shishupalan Durgadas, said the women who went to the Gulf as nurses from Kerala are employed as “sex slaves for terrorists” while attending an event organized by a Hindu organisation. .
After a video of him surfaced online, Shishupalan Durgadas was also sacked from the post of regional coordinator of the Malayalam Mission, Qatar chapter. He was working as Senior Accountant at Narang Projects in Qatar. He made these statements while attending the Hindu Maha Sammelan held in Thiruvananthapuram.
The firm he worked for has presence in Arab countries like Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Dubai. Addressing the gathering at the convention, he made derogatory remarks about Muslims and the nursing community. He had said, “Muslims have settled in the Gulf, mostly women are hired as nurses from Kerala and as sex slaves for terrorists in the region.”
UNIQ (United Nurses of India Qatar), a nurses association, announced on Wednesday it had complained to the “higher authorities” in Qatar seeking action against Durgadas. On May 5, the Malayalam Mission Qatar issued a termination letter expelling Das from the post of regional coordinator.
On Friday, Durgadas conducted a Facebook Live on the controversy. Durgadas claimed he had been an NRI in the Gulf for about 20 years and had been a “proud Sangh Swayamsevak for about 30 years”.
Durgadas has also been spotted multiple times with many key BJP leaders and Hindutva politicians including Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and defence minister Rajnath Singh with pictures of them on Das’s Facebook page.
Durgadas said he was invited to the Ananthapuri Hindu Maha Sammelanam. At the event, Durgadas said Kevin Peter was part of a panel and he decided to ask a question based on the video he saw on fraudulent recruitment of nurses by “terrorist groups”. Durgadas said the video clip of his question had created a false impression among many people. He said if any nurses felt upset by his question, “I apologise to them. But I will continue to give reports to Centre of any recruiting agencies of terrorists.”
He said he did not mind being called a “Sanghi”.