Mumbai: A woman in the financial capital of India, was denied a flat to reside by a broker on the grounds of religion.
Ms. Misbah Qadri, a media professional and a native of Gujarat, now working in Mumbai was in search of a flat since weeks. One day, having seen a advertisement for joining in a flat as a room mate with two other girls, she has talked with a broker for the same. However, an hour before she could move on in to the flat, she was allegedly stopped by the broker and refused to allow her stating that she was a Muslim.
Qadri, being a media professional did not accept the rejection. she inquired the broker about his problems with her, if she stays in the flats, being a Muslim. The broker finally said that they would not bore any responsibility if the woman face any harassment or so. Ms. Qadri questioned the broker of what sort of harassment could she face for just staying as a tenant in a flat.
She said that the broker used to harass her threatening to vacate the house. Ms. Qadri states, that she had even offered to not to cook things which they have problems with.
Both Qadri and her two room mates were forced to leave the house eventually, The Times of India reports.
Mumbai being the busiest city, is hard for the freshers to find an accommodation. Ms. Qadri, has reported the issue to the minority welfare officials and awaits for a action being taken.