Indian man tweets he cancelled cab ride because driver was Muslim
MUMBAI: An Indian man, proudly posted on twitter saying that he cancelled an Ola cab’s ride because the driver happened to be a Muslim.
As per details Abhishek Mishra, a Hindu extremist tweeted that he cancelled the cab because he did not want to give money to “Jihadi People”. He also shared a screenshot of the cancellation, which showed the driver’s name, Masood Alam.
— Abhishek Mishra (@Abhishek_Mshra) April 20, 2018
Ola cabs, an Indian origin online transportation Network Company, responding to Mishra’s tweet, said; “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, 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
Many Twitter followers hailing from India also condemned Mishra’s discriminatory attitude and applauded the taxi service for its apt reply.
— Vishal Malhotra (@malhotra_vishal) April 22, 2018
You should have a flag system @Olacabs to put these kinds of people under no cab ride list. They better learn a lesson!!
— Akash Chowdhury (@akassh06) April 22, 2018
— Gaurav Kadam (@gauraavkadam) April 22, 2018
Dear @Olacabs ,respect for you has increased a lot due to the great reply !
Today I used Ola 4times in Pune 🙂
Just a small request !
If possible suspend the account of @Abhishek_Mshra for indecent behavior with the driver and hatred,so that it won’t be repeated again in future.
— Malhar Takle (@MalharTakle) April 22, 2018
Abhishek Mishra has been a well-entrenched Hindu zealot, some influential government figures among his followers on Twitter, including Indian defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan and minister of culture Mahesh Sharma.