A tweet by a Hindutva“thinker “claiming that he cancelled a Ola ride on realising that the driver was a Muslim has gone viral and generated a lot of outrage .
Abhishek Mishra ,whose bio says that he is member of VHP had tweeted “Cancelled @Olacabs Booking because Driver was Muslim. I don’t want to give my money to Jihadi People” .Twitteratti remained him that fuel is mostly obtained from Muslim countries so would he stop using vehicles and go back to using cycle or walking .
— Abhishek Mishra (@Abhishek_Mshra) April 20, 2018
The tweet generated a massive response with people mocking him for his ignorance and many used humour to call out his bigotry .Abhishek instead of accepting his mistake continued to justify his action again getting mocked by many .
Interestingly Abhishek is a verified handle followed by many ministers including Defense minister Nirmala Sitharaman ,minister for petroleum and natural gas Dharmendra Pradhan and minister of culture Mahesh Sharma. He had also met the Prime Minister and claims to be working for IT cell of VHP .
He tried to spin by claiming that many where mocking Hindu Gods especially Hanuman ji And should be ready for an answer .Also he claimed it was his right to choose the driver but not many agreed with him .
He also shared another tweet by a Bengaluru commuter who had tweeted she was apprehensive of hiring a cab that had angry picture of Hsnumanji . None of his attempts sounded justified and end of the day he got mimicked his tweet .
On Sunday, Ola reacted to Abhishek Mishra’s tweet, and many are hailing the company for standing up to bigotry and hate. While Abhishek had tweeted that he did not want to give his money to “Jihadi people”, Ola replied that they are a secular platform, and do not discriminate against their driver partners or their customers on the basis of their caste, religion, gender or creed.
Ola, like our country, is a secular platform, and we don't discriminate our driver partners or customers basis their caste, religion, gender or creed. We urge all our customers and driver partners to treat each other with respect at all times.
— Ola (@Olacabs) April 22, 2018
Irony of India reached out to UP Police and requested them to Book Abhishek under IPC 295 (Delebrate and malicious act, Intended to outrage religious feeling of any class by insulting its religion), but have not received any response.
Hey @Uppolice , can you book this man under IPC 295A ( Delebrate and malicious act, Intended to outrage religious feeling of any class by insulting its religion) ?
He called Driver Masood Aslam as Jihadi. https://t.co/NzRhmsgvTC
— Irony Of India (@IronyOfIndia_) April 22, 2018
Ironically he has also studied in a school run by Muslim, claims below tweet. IOI don’t confirm the authenticity of below claim.
This guy happens to be an alumni of my mother in law’s school..who happens to be a muslim too. Apparently he was a very nice kid at that time. What brainwashing does to you! https://t.co/1YVw7OTCZC
— Sadaf Iqbal (@sadafiqbal92) April 22, 2018
Social Media :
— Kapil (@kapsology) April 22, 2018
— Rofl Gandhi (@RoflGandhi_) April 22, 2018
And if u dont @Olacabs then forget business from me. Don't allow anti nationals to enjoy your service. India is for all Indians and not for bigots trying to divide the nation at behest of anti India forces like Pakistan and China. https://t.co/QDj6nk5kiw
— ASHUTOSH MISHRA (@ashu3page) April 22, 2018
— Sherbir Panag 🇮🇳 (@Sherbir) April 22, 2018