What-have-we-come-to: Man cancels Ola ride because of Muslim driver
Taking bigotry to unfathomable levels, a verified Twitter user Abhishek Mishra, apparently a member of Vishwa Hindu Parishad, canceled an Ola ride because the driver was Muslim. Mishra then flaunted his act on Twitter, and in justification said it was a reply to all those who insulted Hindu Gods. This incident sheds light on how hatred has taken over social media, sadly.
Soon after Abhishek Mishra's deed got the attention of netizens, they criticized him. Few even tagged Ola asking the company to take appropriate action against the hate-mongering man. And then there was actor Ashwin Mushran who asked Mishra "if he knew where petrol came from?" User Joy Das wrote, "In a similar case of Bigotry, in the US, Uber had suspended the Riders Account permanently."
While there is no sane explanation for bigotry, Mishra tried justifying his. He gave the example of Resmi R Nair who wrote on Facebook she was afraid of traveling in Uber cabs which had photos of angry Hanuman pasted on glasses since many Hindus justified the Kathua rape. Basically, Nair put all Hindus under one umbrella, and that isn't much different from what Mishra did.
If this views acceptable then why my views are not acceptable ? pic.twitter.com/170MWQuBpn— Abhishek Mishra (@Abhishek_Mshra) April 22, 2018
Seeing polarization on social media breaks the heart of sane Indians. While Mishra's Islamophobia which claimed all Muslims are 'jihadists' needs to be condemned, Nair isn't any better. By labeling all Hindus having Hanuman photos as potential rapists, she isn't helping the society either. How about both of them ditch Ola, Uber and take up walking? For all our sakes.