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Indian Man Fired From UAE Firm Over Islamophobic Posts On Social Media

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A mining firm called Steven Rock in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE has fired an Indian employee named Gupta after his posts inciting violence against Muslims on social media.

Indian expatriates have been losing their jobs since the Citizen’s Amendment Act anger riled up on the internet and they sided with the Modi government openly against Muslims in India. 

Gupta was fired without notice for calling Indian Muslims coronavirus spreaders and hailing Delhi riots as divine justice in his Facebook posts, as reported by the Gulf News.

Over 50 people, mostly Muslims, were killed in the ensuing violence which rocked the walled city in February of this year.

Originally from Chapra, in the Indian state of Bihar, Gupta was employed by Stevin Rock, a mining company headquartered in Ras Al Khaimah.

“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-François Milian said in an email to Gulf News on Sunday.

“Our company policy supports the direction of the UAE Government in promoting tolerance and equality and strongly denouncing 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 behavior is unacceptable and will lead to immediate dismissal,” said Milian.

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