A 25-year-old woman in Mumbai has alleged that she was asked to vacate a flat because she is a Muslim, reports Hindustan Times.
Misbah Quadri, who moved into a 3-BHK apartment at Sanghvi Heights in Wadala, was told by the broker that the housing society did not accept Muslim tenants a day before she was to shift. Quadri said:
“I have been in Mumbai for 5 and a half years. This is not the first time I have faced this issue. Sometimes brokers did not even show me houses. But this time, I was asked to leave the house within a week because I am a Muslim. I told the broker that if he wants, some living conditions can be laid down – like what I cannot cook in the house.”
The broker also asked her to sign a ‘no-objection certificate’ saying that she cannot hold anyone responsible in case she faces harassment for being a Muslim in the building. She moved in hoping things would be fine later but within a week she was asked to vacate the house, as it was ‘a policy’ of the company not to have Muslim tenants.