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3 Indian expats sacked from jobs in UAE over Islamophobic social media posts

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Islamophoic posts on social media has led to the sacking of three more Indian expatriates in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Earlier, given the rise in such posts and the Gulf nations taking cognizance of the matter, Indian ambassador to the UAE, Pavan Kapoor had warned Indians against such posts on social media.

In recent weeks several Indians have found themselves sacked or suspended from job over Islamophobic posts.

A Gulf daily said one of the suspended is Rohit Rawat, a person employed with Eataly, a high-end restaurant chain while the second person was identified as Sachin Kinnigoli, a storekeeper, who works with a company called Pneumics Automation. The third person has been identified as one Vishal Thakur who had posted several anti-Islamic messages on his Facebook page. The company he is employed with said relevant action has been taken and he has been handed over to the authorities, the news daily reported.

The UAE has seen more and more cases of Indians being reported for Islamophobic posts by social media users. Recently many have questioned the bigotry being spread online. All religious and racial discrimination is outlawed in the UAE as per a 2015 law.