Another Indian expat in UAE fired for Islamophobic post

Dubai: Dubai’s iconic skyscraper Burj Khalifa light up in the colours of the Indian flag in honour of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to UAE, in Dubai on Feb 10, 2018. (Photo: Twitter/@BurjKhalifa)

Abu Dhabi, May 19 (IANS) Another United Arab Emirates (UAE)-Indian has joined a list of expats that have either been fired or suspended over their Islamophobic posts on social media, a media report said.

Originally from Chapra, Bihar, Brajkishore Gupta was fired without notice for his post on Facebook by employer Stevin Rock, a mining company headquartered in Ras Al Khaimah, said the Gulf News report on Monday.

“This isolated incident involving a junior employee was investigated and dealt with immediately resulting in the termination without notice of this person’s employment with Stevin Rock,” the company’s business development and exploration manager Jean-Francois Milian told Gulf News on Sunday.

“Our company policy supports the direction of the UAE Government in promoting tolerance and equality and strongly renouncing racism and discrimination and we have sent communications to all of our employees irrespective of their religious or ethnic background reminding them that any such behaviour is unacceptable and will lead to immediate dismissal,” said Milian.

Both the former and current Indian Ambassadors to the UAE have warned their countrymen about the consequences of violating the UAE’s strict hate speech laws.

In May, at least three Indian expats were fired or suspended in the UAE over such hate posts, said the Gulf News report.

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