GoAir has revoked termination of Trainee First Officer Asif Khan and put him on suspension pending inquiry after he claimed that it was not him but an impersonator who had made the offensive comments on Hindu gods and goddesses on social media. Khan, the GoAir employee, took to Facebook to say that he has been getting threats and abuses because of mistaken identity and he has already lodged a police complaint regarding the same.
On 5th June, Khan took to Facebook to present his side of the story and allege that an imposter who was his namesake had made the offensive comments and since his Twitter bio claimed he was a GoAir employee, Khan got terminated by mistake.
Dear All,It's been hell for me and my family since yesterday.I have been getting death threats, abusive hate…
“I would like to again clarify that the comments made by the impostor is his views and not mine or my company GoAir. My only request is to please investigate this matter fairly and swiftly because this whole matter has put a huge stress on me and my family especially my dad who is very ill at this moment,” he posted on Facebook.
Derogatory comments by one Asif Khan
A person with Twitter handle ‘Asif Khan’ who claimed to be GoAir airline cabin crew member had made multiple derogatory comments on Hindu gods and goddesses and India.
After the abusive tweets went viral, netizens trended ‘boycottgoair’ on Twitter.
GoAir fires trainee officer Asif Khan after screenshots of his Hinduphobic comment went viral
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.
The airline doesn't associate itself with personal views expressed by any individual or employee.With immediate effect,GoAir is terminating employment contract of trainee 1st Officer Asif Khan:GoAir statement on the trainee officer's alleged objectionable comments on social media pic.twitter.com/TQLyVUHftL
— ANI (@ANI) June 4, 2020
Derogatory comments made against Hindus by Asif Khan
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.
Dear @goairlinesindia, what kind of shit head you have hired? Do you endorse such derogatory remarks of your employee?
Guys, RT it until he gets fired. pic.twitter.com/8ukrKpCWLe
— BALA (@erbmjha) June 3, 2020
GoAir said it was verifying the details
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.
— GoAir (@goairlinesindia) June 4, 2020
Netizens express gratitude to GoAir
Netizens have expressed their gratitude towards GoAir for promptly terminating his contract. Asif Khan had hurled extremely vile abuses at Hindu Gods. And as a consequence, he had to lose his job.