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GoAir fires employee behind objectionable comments on Twitter

Asif Khan's account profile said he is a cabin crew at the airline

June 05, 2020 / 10:07 AM IST
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GoAir has fired employee Asif Khan, who was at the centre of a storm on social media over his communal comments.

The furore had led to #boycottGoAir trending on Twitter.

"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 any individual or an employee. With immediate effect, GoAir is terminating the employment contract of trainee First Officer Asif Khan," a GoAir spokesperson said in response to a query from Moneycontrol.

Screen shots of Khan's profile, shared on Twitter, said he is a cabin crew at the airline. However, a search on the site didn't show up the account. "This account doesn't exist," is what Twitter said.

Following his comments, Twitter users had asked the airline to terminate him, and had even tagged Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.



(This copy has been updated with the latest response from the company)
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first published: Jun 4, 2020 03:37 pm

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