MUMBAI – A young Muslim woman was refused to give a flat for rent by a builder and later asked to vacate the flat because of her religion.
25-year-old Misbah Quadri, who works with a Public Relations agency, planned to move to a flat in Wadala area but met with a shocking response from the builder of the apartments.
“A few hours before I was to move in, I received a call from the broker saying I could not live there as I was Muslim,” says Quadri
She claimed that the broker then asked her to sign a “no-objection certificate (NOC)” declaring that if she faced any harassment from her neighbours because of her religion, the builder, the owner and the broker “would not be legally responsible.”
Agreeing to the demands, Quadri shifted in to the flat but within a week her agent contacted her and threatened to call the police and throw her out if she did not vacate the apartment immediately.
Her case has now been sent to the National Commission for Minorities.
It is pertinent to mention here that few days ago a male MBA graduate was denied a job by a diamond export firm for similar reasons.
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