It did not take long for Mauritians to react following the creation of the group shouting for the boycott of Mauritius. After nearly two months of trial, the judgement pronounced in the case of Michaela McAreavey Harte has created an uproar in the society. The culprits are still in the wild while the police is blamed for their amateurism work. All of us want to know the truth and the murderers must be punished. But on the other side of the world, many Irish people have only one thing in mind : Boycott the island.
We have witnessed how low some Irish people have stooped in the said group. Some Mauritians have tried to defend the island because boycotting the island will neither bring back Michaella Harte nor it will bring justice. Above all, boycotting the island is only creating a negative image of the island, including the population. None of us are to be blamed, so why all this fuss?
Some Mauritians whom I won’t name here have grabbed this boycottage group as an opportunity to add fuel to the fire, making things even worst. Mauritians promptly responded by creating another Facebook group, “Against Boycott Mauritius“, mainly to discuss about the hate towards our island. The fairly recent group quickly grew to over 19,000 members (as at today) in just a couple of days. If you still remember, another group of persons once gathered some 15k members painfully after a huge campaign and only a handful of them showed their presence in a real-lfe gathering.
So many lessons to learn and conclusions to draw from the recent happenings but above all, justice needs to prevail…