Indian man tweets he cancelled cab ride because driver was Muslim


Indian man tweets he cancelled cab ride because driver was Muslim

He further added that "People starts attack on me. I don't want to give my money to Jihadi People", he wrote. Clearing their stand, the taxi service platform said they do not discriminate their driver or customers on the "basis their caste, religion, gender or creed".

A major debate was triggered on social media on Sunday after a man, believed to be a Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) activist, cancelled a cab ride because the driver was Muslim. He had attached a screenshot of his Ola cab booking which named the Muslim cab driver. The company, however, has dismissed calls to ban the user from its platform, simply urging its customers to be respectful of each other. Mishra's tweet was reported on Twitter, but the microblogging site said it could not identify any violations of Twitter rules or the laws applicable.

With negative reactions against his post started to pour in, he posted another tweet asking if he has "no right to choose". "If they can run a campaign against Hanuman ji poster on cab, defamed Hindus and Hindus god in Kathua incident then they must be prepared for reply", he tweeted on Sunday.

However, Mishra criticised Facebook for deleting his post and said, "Facebook tried to suppress my voice. alas such an effort should have also be done with Reshmi R Nair and Abid Hasan".

As Ola was winning hearts for their sane reply to Mishra, he tweeted again saying, "Thanks to Twitter and it's a tight slap on the faces those trying to suspend my account", along with a screenshot that said Twitter "could not identify and violations of the Twitter rules or applicable law".

If Mishra's tweet falls under this or not is something Twitter should tell us.

Mishra's Facebook profile claims that he works for the VHP's IT cell and his cover photo is an image of him with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.