Saturday, May 28, 2022

UAE to Deport Indian Who Sent Vulgar Abusive Messages On Social Media To Journalist Rana Ayyub

UAE to Deport Indian Who Sent Vulgar Abusive Messages On Social Media To Journalist Rana Ayyub

UAE is set to deport an Indian man who abused Delhi-based journalist Rana Ayyub on social media  He was fired from his job for the posts that also made offensive posts against Islam on Facebook.

The Gulf News reported that the 33-year-old man was identified as B.B and hailed from Kerala. His visa has been cancelled.

Rana Ayyub had exposed the vulgar messages on Twitter sent to her by the man, following which some of her followers reported the matter to the management of the UAE company where the Indian worked. "Just a sample of the filth I receive on my Facebook page. Time to name and shame this pervert," Ayyub had posted a screenshot of the message on April 6.

B.B joined Alpha Paint in Dubai, a sister company of National Paints in Sharjah, in 2015. He worked as a customer service employee.

Under the United Arab Emirates (UAE) cybercrime law, any form of misuse of a computer, smart device or an electronic network could fetch the violator, if found guilty, a lengthy jail term and/or a heavy fine.

The company said it terminated the expat's contract and will pay for his tickets and his rights according to the UAE labour law.

Shadi Al Refai, human resource manager of the company, said that they received the complaint by email on April 7 from a man saying that one of the staff members abused a woman on social media. The email included a copy of the abusive message sent by the B B.

"We verified the accuracy of the information and checked on the name of the man. On April 8, at 8 am the termination order of (B B) was issued," Al Refai said.

The management summoned B B who admitted sending the abusive messages and promised not to repeat his action.

"When we checked on his Facebook account, we saw the abusive message which was sent to that lady in addition to offensive posts against Islam," he said.

Ayyub later tweeted that she would lodge a complaint against the manwith the police in Delhi.