Hospital Refuses to Admit Muslim Patient

A muslim woman was denied admission as a patient in a private hospital in Patna due to her religion. A legal notice was issued to Saroj Hospital in Kankarbagh for discrimination of patients on the basis of faith. It has been stated that the sister of Shahnawaz Hasan, a Muslim patient was refused to be admitted and treated due to her religion earlier last week. A legal notice was sent to the hospital which demanded a public apology for the discrimination based on religion and stated that if such apology was not furnished, appropriate legal action would be taken. The hospital immediately issued a public apology and stated that it has never discriminated on the grounds of religion. Acknowledging that it might have shown disaffection against a particular patient, the authorities requested an apology for the same.

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Source of information Civil society reports Place of incident Business premises :Private Hospital
Number of victims 2 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Business premises Was cross FIR filed No
perpetrator Organizational Unknown Details of the FIR

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer Tabish Sharfuddin
Role of police Need confirmation :The police have not been approached in the incident. A legal notice was sent to the Hospital demanding an apology. Current status FIR not filed :A legal notice was sent to the hospital demanding a public apology, failing which, it was stated that appropriate legal action would be taken against the Hospital
Charges Filed Section 153 (A), 295 (A) and 505 of the Indian Penal Code Other details
judgement Reference other information
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Main Information
Date of incident: May 03, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Denial of access to public spaces/institutions
  • Harassment
  • Social boycott
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • Name of the victim : Undislosed (Sister of Shahnawaz Hasan)
    Name of Perpetrator Saroj Hospitals Patna
    State Bihar
    District/City Patna
    Party In Power / Incidents JDU - Janata Dal (United)
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