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There are allegations that some of the housing societies and builders are refusing to sell houses / flats to muslims. Is it true? If so what is the reason?

Asked by Bharathiyan, 05 Aug '09 12:36 pm
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This Emran Hashmi episode has been unnecessarily hyped by our media and given undue publicity for utterly selfish reasons. I do not believe this to be true. Come to think of it, there are some muslims already residing in the same society where Mr. Hashmi went in for a house and while they have not been discriminarted against, why would anyone refuse to sell his flat to Emran Hashmi ? Likewise, I'm reminded of the time when India's ex-cricket captain , Mohd. Azharuddin, at the peak of the match-fixing bribery scandal, accused the authorities of the same crime siting his muslim religion as the ground or his persecution. The fact of the matter is that it is easier to accuse the govt, the media, the institutions, and the people at large in a predominantly Hindu society of being anti-muslim inorder to garner public attention and sympathy, not to mention several hundred hours of satellite channels viewership and several thousand decibels of sympathy. Really, folks, let's save our sound-bytes ...more
Answered by Jaisingh Thakur, 05 Aug '09 01:31 pm

 
  
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Excellent answer by Mr. Jaisngh Thakur. Further to that let us look at the entire question from a balanced perspective. We work and do business in a multi religious and multi cultural society with quite an ease. But let us not close our eyes to the fact there does exist a huge difference among the life style and cultural values of the various sections of our society.So when it comes to the place where we reside, what is wrong if each person wants an envionment where he feels at home? Can any muslim deny that, being idol worship hater, he upset when the hindus in his housing society organises Satynarayan or Ganpati or Durga pooja? Same way the hindus who visit muslim doinatated residential areas will testify to a feeling of definate unease. Mr Atoz has problems with sensitivity of vegetarians. I sure he will feel equally upset if someone in the vicinity of his residence openly prepares foods which are banned by his religion. So I would vote that let us continue to do our work, professio ...more
Answered by Vikram, 05 Aug '09 03:08 pm

 
  
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Hey why you so surprised? Many Muslims in India refuse to sell / lease homes to Hindus on grounds of possible drinking concern among other things and many Brahmins don't sell / lease their homes to Muslims on grounds of potential beef consumption.

The list goes on & on, communal BS is rife in this country & needs ot get put down w/ iron fist I know
Answered by A Moin, 07 Sep '09 05:13 am

 
  
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It is true and the same happens in chennai also
there are exclusive flats that are only for sindhis or gujratis or marvaris here
i can show you atleast a 100 such building complexes here
thats because , these people
1. are hypocrites. they say they love india , but not indians
2. they divide on basis of religion
3. they feel non vegetarians may mingle with vegetarian housing society.
4. they want to remain as a close knit community and do not want others to get in between them
Answered by atoz, 05 Aug '09 01:10 pm

 
  
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