Amid the ongoing row over Sabarimala temple, a man in Saudi Arabia has been fired from his job for allegedly posting derogatory comments.
It is alleged that comments were directed on women in context of Sabarimala temple row, said sources.
Deepak Pavithram, a Keralite working with Lulu Hypermarket in Riyadh, was however subsequently fired on Tuesday.
The comments were said to be misogynistic and insensitive remarks about women on social media.
Kerala expats in the Gulf took to social media to express their appreciation for Yusuff Ali MA, chairman and managing director of Lulu Group, for taking a strong step against the derogatory remarks.
This is the second termination in recent times by the Indian-owned retail giant on similar grounds.
The Supreme Court on September 28 had ruled that women will be allowed entry into Sabarimala temple in Kerala.
The temple opened its door for all women visitors of all age groups for the first time on Wednesday after the historic apex court ruling last month.
The temple would be closed on October 22 after the five-day monthly prayer during the Malayalam month of Thulam.>