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Coronavirus: UAE-based Indians in trouble over 'Islamophobic' messages

Two UAE-based Indians are in trouble for posting 'Islamophobic' messages on social media

Coronavirus: UAE-based Indians in trouble over 'Islamophobic' messages
Bengaluru, First Published Apr 7, 2020, 2:56 PM IST
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Hate messages on social media are on a rise nowadays. Among those who have gotten into trouble for them are two UAE-based Indians for 'Islamophobic' posts.

A manager in Abu Dhabi got into trouble after he "demeaned Islam"on social media. Mithesh would face legal action over his Islamophobic Facebook posts which uses graphic images to show how a “jihadi coronavirus suicide spitter” (sic) could “cause 2,000 deaths compared to 20 by a jihadi bomber detonating a belt rigged with explosives”, according to Gulf News.

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Mitesh’s post has sparked outrage on social media with many demanding his immediate dismissal and arrest. Regarding this, the company where he works said that a probe into the matter is launched.

The second case was sparked by a message - "Go to Pakistan"

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An Indian job seeker, 42-year-old Shamshad Alam from Maharashtra, India, was told by  his fellow countryman S Bhandari, who owns an event management company in the UAE to "Go to Pakistan". Alam had shared his  CV with Bhandari on WhatsApp when he messaged back stating ‘Go back to Pakistan’.

According to reports, the WhatsApp exchange between Alam and Bhadari has gone viral on social media. 

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