Amid rising tensions in the aftermath of the October 7th massacre in Israel, Javid Dhankwala, a Microsoft manager based in Seattle, made controversial statements denying reported war crimes.

Dhankwala’s comments, posted on Microsoft’s internal chatting platform, dismissed claims of women being raped and children slaughtered during the conflict, attributing them to what he called “false and fake propaganda by the Israeli authorities.”

Who is Javid Dhankwala?

Javid Dhankwala is a Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft, with a tenure of over 10 years. His role involves working with a scrum-based agile team engaged in the research and development of next-generation products, including Cortana and Internet of Things (IoT). He has been a lead developer on Cortana Devices, overseeing the Cortana SDK for Linux, Windows, and Windows IoT Core platforms.

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Prior to his current position, Dhankwala served as a Software Staff Engineer at Novatel Wireless in San Diego, where he participated in design, development, and enhancement projects for mobile broadband wireless devices, including MiFi.

His professional journey also includes roles as a Programmer Analyst at Datamatics America Inc., where he provided quality assurance services for Cubic Transportation Systems, USA, and as a Software Consultant, contributing to the development and deployment of software solutions for top technology companies in Automated Fare Collection (AFC) and Point of Sale (POS) systems.

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Javid Dhankwala’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in Electronics from the University of Mumbai, where he secured First Rank with Distinction.