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Mr.Ravi Hooda, Brampton school council chair fired over the tweet called ‘Islamophobic’

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Published on May 06, 2020 with No Comments

The Peel District School Board says it has fired a school council chair Mr. Ravi Hooda in Brampton after he posted a tweet blasted as Islamophobic last week.

Ravi Hooda made the comment in reply to Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown, who announced a by-law would allow mosques to play daily calls to prayer over loudspeakers during Ramadan.

Brown said the change was made to promote a sense of community for Muslims, who would generally gather for prayer during the fasting month of Ramadan but can’t because of COVID-19.

“What’s next?” said Hooda in a tweet that has since been removed.

The principal of the school where Hooda was a councillor said those comments didn’t help create a safe and inclusive space at the school

Our noise by law originally passed in 1984 only included an exemption for Church bells. It will now include all faiths within the permitted hours & decibel levels. The Muslim community can proceed with the sunset azan because it’s 2020 & we treat all faiths equally.

“We immediately conducted an investigation into the matter, as the content is a clear contravention of the Peel District School Board’s Safe and Accepting Schools Policy,” said Robin Perri, principal at Macville Public School, in a statement.

“As a result, the individual is being removed from the role of School Council Chair and will not be able to participate on School Council, in any capacity.”

Hooda was also a real estate partner with RE/MAX, which has since terminated their relationship.

“Multiculturalism and diversity are some of the best qualities of the communities we operate in, and we are deeply committed to upholding these values in all that we do.”

The Brampton mayor commended RE/MAX on Tuesday for taking quick action to end their partnership with Hooda.

“Hate and islamophobia have no place in our community discourse,” said Brown on Twitter.

 

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