On Monday the SA Hindu Dharma Sabha asked the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Rights Commission) and the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to investigate and take action against Kosta Kalarytis.
Kalarytis’s Facebook post said: “F**k your religion and culture if it means you’ll be scaring animals and children late at night with fire crackers.”
In a letter sent to the two commissions, Sabha president Ram Maharaj said they would not allow any person to “trample on Hindus with impunity”, and would not tolerate intolerance. “Hindu-bashing must stop or be stopped. Enough is enough.
“The anti-Hindu slander cited above is deeply demeaning and invasive of the human dignity of members of the Hindu community. The rant is patently divisive, discriminatory, derogatory, denigratory and disingenuous, and can fan the flames of racist and/or religious hostility and hatred in South Africa.