Hinduphobia and Idiocy in the Time of Diwali

A short list of corporations and public figures who tweeted asking people to celebrate Diwali without crackers, ignoring both the miniscule effect on pollution that Diwali has and also their silence on the environmental effects such firecrackers have when burst at weddings, New Year’s Eve, and other celebrations.

Airtel (@AirtelIndia)

Gaana (@gaana)

Dr. Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan)

The minister deleted his tweets on the topic, without either an explanation or an apology.

Honeywell India (@Honeywell_India)

  • Note the option to tweet with the hashtag #NoFireCrackers
  • Agarbattis, or incense sticks, as one of the causes of pollution. The link with Diwali, and therefore Hinduism, clear and unmistakable.

Panasonic (@PanasonicIndia)

Penguin India (@PenguinIndia)

https://twitter.com/PenguinIndia/status/921040915187290112

Peta India (@PetaIndia) on Diwali

Screenshots of tweets by PETA India in the runup to Diwali
Screenshots of tweets by PETA India in the runup to Diwali
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