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Cyberabad Police slammed for replying to Twitter user’s tweet on ‘Jihadis’

People questioned the police’s implicit support to a tweet that could be termed as ‘Islamophobic’

Sabrangindia 09 Jan 2020

TweetImage Courtesy: siasat.com

The Cyberabad Police found itself in a soup, minutes after it replied to a Twitter user, Suresh Kochattil who asked if the Cyberabad force was conducting background checks in American software companies citing that many ‘wannabe jihadis’ worked there.

https://twitter.com/kochattil/status/1214251486466564097       

The Cyberabad Police replied with the following response.

https://twitter.com/cyberabadpolice/status/1214256337288171520

Soon after, not only politicians and activists, but even the general public, began to question the police for implicitly endorsing Suresh’s partisan views against a particular community. Facing the heat, the Cyberabad police issued a statement to the Telangana DGP clarifying its reply to Kochattil.

https://twitter.com/cyberabadpolice/status/1214837710185103360

However, the people wouldn’t have it. From questioning how the Cyberabad police defined ‘wannabe jihadis’, what exactly they were monitoring, and why they hadn’t booked Kochattil for what constituted as hate speech instead, the angry Twitterati alleged that the police was indulging in the religious profiling of certain communities.

https://twitter.com/asadowaisi/status/1214765278355050496       

https://twitter.com/Shehla_Rashid/status/1214734724901396482

https://twitter.com/indohistoricus/status/1215108299076636678

https://twitter.com/yehlog/status/1214775028857704448 

https://twitter.com/zuberpasha33/status/1214954694751031296 

https://twitter.com/digitaldutta/status/1214813142502363136 

https://twitter.com/TawakkkalAllah/status/1215153662172884995

Twitterati alleged that instead of reprimanding Kochattil, the police ended up encouraging his inflammatory thoughts; especially at a time when the country’s minorities are gripped with the fear of being branded as ‘outcasts’ in their own country.

Related:

Enactment of the CAA has sparked a primordial fear among Muslims
In a first, BJP leader, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi objects to the ‘Go to Pakistan’ slogan for Indian Muslims
Hate speech runs through the veins of the Vijayvargiyas

Cyberabad Police slammed for replying to Twitter user’s tweet on ‘Jihadis’

People questioned the police’s implicit support to a tweet that could be termed as ‘Islamophobic’

TweetImage Courtesy: siasat.com

The Cyberabad Police found itself in a soup, minutes after it replied to a Twitter user, Suresh Kochattil who asked if the Cyberabad force was conducting background checks in American software companies citing that many ‘wannabe jihadis’ worked there.

https://twitter.com/kochattil/status/1214251486466564097       

The Cyberabad Police replied with the following response.

https://twitter.com/cyberabadpolice/status/1214256337288171520

Soon after, not only politicians and activists, but even the general public, began to question the police for implicitly endorsing Suresh’s partisan views against a particular community. Facing the heat, the Cyberabad police issued a statement to the Telangana DGP clarifying its reply to Kochattil.

https://twitter.com/cyberabadpolice/status/1214837710185103360

However, the people wouldn’t have it. From questioning how the Cyberabad police defined ‘wannabe jihadis’, what exactly they were monitoring, and why they hadn’t booked Kochattil for what constituted as hate speech instead, the angry Twitterati alleged that the police was indulging in the religious profiling of certain communities.

https://twitter.com/asadowaisi/status/1214765278355050496       

https://twitter.com/Shehla_Rashid/status/1214734724901396482

https://twitter.com/indohistoricus/status/1215108299076636678

https://twitter.com/yehlog/status/1214775028857704448 

https://twitter.com/zuberpasha33/status/1214954694751031296 

https://twitter.com/digitaldutta/status/1214813142502363136 

https://twitter.com/TawakkkalAllah/status/1215153662172884995

Twitterati alleged that instead of reprimanding Kochattil, the police ended up encouraging his inflammatory thoughts; especially at a time when the country’s minorities are gripped with the fear of being branded as ‘outcasts’ in their own country.

Related:

Enactment of the CAA has sparked a primordial fear among Muslims
In a first, BJP leader, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi objects to the ‘Go to Pakistan’ slogan for Indian Muslims
Hate speech runs through the veins of the Vijayvargiyas

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