The Coalition Against Online Violence Condemns Harassment of  Thenmozhi Soundararajan and Tanuja Gupta After Allegations of Caste Discrimination at Google

[Washington D.C. – July 7, 2022] – The Coalition Against Online Violence is alarmed by the serious allegations of caste discrimination at Google published in the Washington Post on June 2, 2022. These actions have resulted in a series of repeated accusations, harassment, and defamation of Equality Labs Executive Director, Thenmozhi Soundararajan, and the resignation of Google manager and tech worker activist Tanuja Gupta while also emboldening caste denial and bigotry globally.

Both of these leaders were subjected to a sequence of incidents that resulted in harm and discrimination due to the caste prejudice and violence that occurred within the organization. This abuse has jeopardized their safety.

“I cannot find the words to express just how traumatic and discriminatory Google’s actions were towards its employees and myself,” said Soundararajan in a recent statement issued by Equality Labs.

We condemn these attacks and stand in support of Soundararajan and Gupta to demand accountability from Google for caste discrimination.

*The Coalition Against Online Violence is a collection of global organizations working to find better solutions for women journalists facing online abuse, harassment and other forms of digital attack. 

Media Contact Angie Caballero