The Information Technology (IT) giant, Infosys, has terminated it’s employee, Mujeeb Mohammad, for encouraging people to spread the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) through his social media post, on Friday, March 27. The company revealed that it carried an investigation on the matter and found that Mujeeb is, indeed, it’s employee and that his services are terminated for breaking company’s “Code of Conduct and it’s commitment to responsible social sharing,”.
The social media post by the employee is against Infosys’ code of conduct and its commitment to responsible social sharing. Infosys has a zero tolerance policy towards such acts and has accordingly, terminated the services of the employee. (2/2)
— Infosys (@Infosys) March 27, 2020
Earlier, on Thursday, March 26, the company had doubted at Mujeeb really being an Infosys’ employee. It had stated, however, that it will investigate the matter and also cooperate with the external investigation agencies to nab the culprit. “We are deeply concerned with an inappropriate post being attributed to an Infosys employee. We strongly reaffirm our commitment to responsible social-sharing. Our preliminary enquiry, and discussions with our employee suggest that this could be a case of a mistaken identity,” read the first tweet from Infosys, on March 26.
We are deeply concerned with an inappropriate post being attributed to an Infosys employee. We strongly reaffirm our commitment to responsible social-sharing. Our preliminary enquiry, and discussions with our employee suggest that this could be a case of a mistaken identity.
— Infosys (@Infosys) March 26, 2020
The tweet was followed up by another tweet from the company which stated that the company is carrying on an investigation and will also cooperate with external investigation agencies, the decision by the company will follow subsequently. “However, given the seriousness with which we take such matters, we are investigating this further and will also assist with any independent investigation. The company would take appropriate action based on its investigation.” read the followup tweet from the company.
However, given the seriousness with which we take such matters, we are investigating this further and will also assist with any independent investigation. The company would take appropriate action based on its investigation.
— Infosys (@Infosys) March 26, 2020
The matter came to light after Mujeeb Mohammad posted an objectionable and contentious message on his social media account. The message read, “Let’s join hands, go out and sneeze with open mouth in public. Spread the virus.” attached Mujeeb’s profile picture with scribbled words read “Spread the Word, to End the World”. The message went viral on social media and Twitterities asked Infosys if the company has it’s view in line with that of Mujeeb. “Does @Infosys endorse the views of Mujeeb Mohammad as he wants to spread Corona virus and calls for ‘To spread the word to end the world’?
@DgpKarnataka,” read the tweet from a user.
— Rita 🇮🇳 (@RitaG74) March 26, 2020
Mujeeb worked in Infosys as a Senior Technology Architect which was accepted by the company after its investigation. It is surprising to see how a Muslim man working for an IT giant even think of a sin like this. The man has ashamed the whole country by putting forward his views in this condemnable manner. Mujeeb has been apprehended by the police and necessary action will be taken on him.
The nation is going through an unprecedented hard time and is on the wafer-thin border to enter the stage 3 of COVID-19 pandemic. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declared a nation wide lockdown for 21 days on Wednesday, March 25, to contain the spread of this deadly virus in the country. As per the health authorities, the number of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 across the world has crossed 6 lac on Saturday and more than 27 thousands have lost their lives due to this virus infection. In India, as on Saturday, March 28, the positive confirmed cases of COVID-19 have reached 873 which include 19 deaths and 78 recovery.