Friday, March 26, 2010

WHAT!!

i just found out yesterday that most of the society's in bandra and khar will not allow a Muslim to purchase a flat...i cannot believe that people think like this in to-days time..before i used to dream of a modern face in politics..now i'd be happy with just starting out with society secretary's....

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  1. Plural of society is societies. Not society's. You're welcome.

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  2. I am from Ahmedabad and there is a law there. They call it "Ashanti-dhara" under which muslim cannot buy property in hindu area and vice-versa..I though mumbai is multi culture city ..this is awful.

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  3. yeah i know about this.. makes me sick.. some places don't even let muslims rent out apts. i felt awful when a friend wanted to shift to my building but was turned down coz of his religion. made me not want to live here anymore.

    But to combat this sick notion, i simply let my friend live with me.. until he was able to find a place in a good decent area!.. small changes, hopefully with big ripples.

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  4. First off, fabulous blog (chanced on it via cnngo.com) Love LOVE your version of the national anthem. Wonderfully apt thought behind it.

    This post really struck a chord.. I'm going through this right now!! I'm moving from Bangalore to Bombay and nobody and I mean freakin nobody wants to rent me a flat!!

    If another broker asks me “But maydum…….what ‘caste’ are you?”… I swear I’m going to join the ranks of Jack the ripper. Looking for a house in Bombay has officially become the nightmare from hell for me! I am a Muslim (part-hindu part-muslim actually)...so what the hell is the big deal about that?? Never in my wildest dreams did it ever occur to me that one day I will be discriminated against on the basis of my religion (or lack of it). sheesh.

    Initial outrage and horror done, now I'm onto Phase two...which is just plain old depression ;)

    Anyway. Sorry to hijack your post for my rantings, just wanted to understand - do you happen to know if this has always been the case or is this a by product of 26/11?

    And oh yeah... let me know when you are starting with the society secretary...

    Cheers,
    S.

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