In a farewell message, he said that he had "no desire to end up like Gauri Lankesh or Afrazul Khan."

Humans of Hindutva admin deletes FB page after alleged phone call threats
Social Threat Friday, December 29, 2017 - 09:09

The man behind popular satirical Facebook page Humans of Hindutva (HOH) has deleted the page after he allegedly received death threats. In a short farewell message, the page admin said that he had "no desire to end up like Gauri Lankesh or Afrazul Khan." He also 'congratulated' Hindutva for "winning this David vs. Goliath fight."

“I’m quitting out of my own accord. I’ve not been banned or mass reported. I have recently received some threats to my life which I can’t take lightly. I am outnumbered, live in a BJP state and come from a middle-class family with no political or police connections. I have no desire to end up like Gauri Lankesh or Afrazul Khan. Actually, more than myself I worry for the safety of my family. I hope those who threatened me consider this as a victory and leave us alone. I have deleted the HOH page and will delete this website soon. Congratulations to Hindutva for winning this David vs. Goliath fight. As for those who were kind enough to lend me their ears for the last eight months, I’d like to wish you all a Happy New Year. Cheers and alvida. Thanks for giving me some of your time,” he wrote.

Taking to Twitter, journalist Jairaj Singh said, "Had a brief chat with my friend who runs the Humans of Hindutva page. He told me that trolls have got a hold of his phone number and they're sending him death threats. He's scared for his wife and children, so he's shut the page for now. The nation can't take a joke."

This is the second time that the admin of the HOH Facebook page is calling it quits.

In September this year, the page administrator, who has remained anonymous, said that he was tired of fighting people and that he was exhausted by the abuse directed at him.

“It was a good run but ultimately I realised that you guys are not worth a f****** bullet in my f****** head. I'm tired of arguing with people for the last 5 months. I have worked hard over this period and have written over 80,000 words of original 'content' in this short span,” he said in his post.

However, he returned to Facebook shortly.  

For now, the page has been taken down from Facebook.

Read TNM’s earlier interview below.

Read: India is one of the worst countries to do political satire: 'Humans of Hindutva' admin to TNM

 

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