Thursday, June 04, 2020

GoAir fires trainee officer Asif Khan after screenshots of his Hinduphobic comment went viral on social media

GoAir has terminated the employment of one Asif Khan after offensive comments he had made on social media started doing the rounds of the internet. The airline said that it doesn’t associate itself with the personal views and opinions of any individual. The contract of the trainee 1st officer has been terminated with immediate effect.

Asif Khan had made deeply offensive comments against Hindu Gods during an interaction on social media. Screenshots of his comments were subsequently captured by people on social media and demands were made to his employers fire him immediately. One such tweet received more than seven thousand retweets and likes on twitter. Asif Khan mentioned in his bio that he was a cabin crew at GoAir.

After screenshots of the abusive comments made by Asif Khan went viral on social media, Go Air announced that it was verifying whether Asif Khan is associated with their airline. It said that it has a zero tolerance policy and all its employees have to abide by their employment rules which includes behaviour on social media.
04/06/20 OpIndia
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