NEW DELHI: It is for the first time a high-ranking Indian expatriate in Saudi Arabia has been fired for his Islamophobic posts.
A professor at Jazan University in the Kingdom come to terms with this kind of communal remarks despite recent incidents of dismissal in different Gulf countries.
According to reports, Saudi Arabia’s Jazan University announced on Twitter that the professor had been fired allegedly belittling Muslims, but his name was not disclosed.
On its Twitter account, Jazan University wrote, “Based on what was monitored by the university about the publication of a contracted faculty member for offensive posts and tweets, his registration has already been folded. #JazanUniversity affirms that it resolutely addresses any perverted or extremist ideas that affect the constants or violate the directions of good leadership.”
However, after the university’s Twitter message, many on micro-blogging site Twitter posted screenshots of the communal tweets claiming that the professor is Neeraj Bedi and made it clear that the dismissed professor is an Indian.
Bedi has been working as full time Professor in Faculty of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in Jazan University for years.
It is believed that the account was deleted after the protests became severe.
Recently, many Indians expats living in Gulf countries and in Canada, New Zealand have lost their jobs for their hateful post on social media.