GoAir fires pilot who abused Holy Hindu Goddess on Twitter

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GoAir has terminated the services of a trainee pilot over hate tweets allegedly from an account by his name, but now the employee has come out and said that he has been wrongfully terminated, as it was a tweet by another person of the same name.

A Twitter account of Asif Khan with the id ‘@MdAsif35534489‘, posted objectionable and hateful comments last week following which there was an uproar on social media. We’cant embed tweet feed here because it is so hateful and dirty.

On June 4, Go Air tweeted: “GoAir has a zero-tolerance policy and it is mandatory for all GoAir employees to comply with the company’s employment rules, regulations and policies, including social media behavior. The airline does not associate itself with personal views expressed by an individual or an employee. With immediate effect, GoAir is terminating the employment contract of trainee First Officer Asif Khan.”

On Friday, Asif Khan, the terminated employee, in a Facebook post claimed innocence and said that the hateful comments were made from the Twitter account of an impostor.

“I have been getting death threats, abusive hate messages, my mother and sister threatened with rape, all because of mistaken identity and because a guy with the same name as mine had abused Holy Hindu God’s,” he said.

In another Facebook post on Sunday, he said that he has filed an FIR against the person who has used his name and made derogatory comments on the social media platforms.

Before the decision of sacking the trainee first officer, the airline had tweeted that it was trying to verify whether the person ‘Asif Khan’ is associated with the airline.

(With IANS inputs)


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