TDN World Desk: An Indian expat in UAE has been sacked for making Islamophobic post on social media.
According to Gulf News, the accused man Rakesh B. Kitturmath, who hailed from Karnataka and worked as a team leader at Emrill Services, an integrated facilities management (FM) headquartered in Dubai, was dismissed from his job on Thursday. The company CEO told the news outlet.
“Kitturmath’s employment stands terminated with immediate effect. He will be handed over to Dubai Police. We have a zero-tolerance policy towards such hate crimes,” Stuart Harrison, CEO of Emrill Services told Gulf News.
Harrison said, “As an organisation, we have worked hard over the years to embrace diversity and create a culture of inclusion, where every nationality, religion and background is welcomed and celebrated. We have a strict social media policy for our employees to ensure they respect our values, both inside and outside of work. As a result, the employee in question has been terminated and the matter has been passed to the appropriate authorities.”
Islamophobia has become a global concern. The Minority Muslims in India rae also under attack due to massive acceptance of Islamophobia. However, UAE is very srtict when it comes to hate-speech or denigatory posts that may harmy any people belonging to community, race, creed or color.
Kitturmath made a derogatory remark over Muslim worshipper’s response to coronavirus. However, Gulf post did not publish the FB post citing publishing the actual message will be too explicit.
Indian Twitterati hailed the move by UAE government for its attempt to curb hate-crimes.