Rule does apply to everyone, equally.
It's not the first time that a user here felt that he/she* was treated unfairly by the mods. In the 4 years of our existence, we have learned that it's simply not possible to keep everyone happy. We are very proud to have a Mod team, which is represented by different fan sections, and all decisions regarding Ban periods, and the Ban itself is discussed behind the scenes.
And as far as your ban is concerned, I did reply to you on twitter as to why you were banned. Its clearly stated in the rule section that no personal abuses will be tolerated against the fellow community members.
It's not the first time that a user in this forum used the term "retard" or "___tard" associating a star or his followers. (... all the fan sections have done it once at least) This is a common scene in other social media platforms. The problem here is not the forum policy, but the person using the term himself/herself who don't understand that the term "retard" is a sensitive term and is not to be used lightly.
We are not encouraging anyone to make fun of mental health or any issues associated with it. Its not that we haven't done anything to prevent it. In case you have noticed, we have censored the term in question, long ago.(didn't censor other variations "___tards", which is why its not censored in the SS)
PS: I'm not justifying what Deepak said (I have warned him), but you cant justify your actions simply because you're doing it in response.
- "/she..." Just for probability's sake."