MUMBAI: A Muslim woman in Mumbai has claimed she was asked to vacate a flat because of her religion.
"I was denied permission to start living in the apartment because I am a Muslim and have Quadri in my name," 25-year old Misbah Quadri said.
A day before Quadri was to meant move in, she was informed by her broker that the housing society did not accept Muslim tenants, the Hindu reported.
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"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," Quadri told ANI.
Quadri, left in utter disbelief, promised the broker she would follow any living conditions laid down by him or by that society.
Consequently, the broker demanded for a no-objection certificate (NOC) to be signed by Quadri, stating that if she faced any harassment from the neighbours because of her religion, the builder, the owner or the broker "would not be legally responsible."
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Agreeing to the demands, Quadri shifted in to the flat; however, her agent contacted her within a week and threatened to call the police and “throw her out” if she did not vacate the apartment immediately.
While addressing the media, Quadri further claimed to have been questioned by another broker if she wore Muslim clothes, leaving her feeling ashamed of calling herself Indian any more.
Quadri has approached the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) after she was forcefully removed from the apartment.
This article originally appeared on the Hindustan Times
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