Journalist denied position for wearing hijab

On 30th August, 2020, Ghazala Ahmad who's a part of AMU alumni cleared the last milestone in getting a job at a Delhi based Hindi Media Channel. But as soon as the interviewer came to know about her wearing a hijab he became skeptic about offering a job to a Hijab wearing woman. He soon retracted his job offer but offered her a choice that if she chooses to remove her Hijab she would be allowed to work. Miss Ahmad had previously worked with other news medias like NDTV and New Indian Express but such experiences and her dedication to work were all rejected basing on her attire.

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Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Muslims
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Date of incident: August 30, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Discrimination in Employment
  • Causal factors
  • Clothing and appearance
  • Name of the victim : Ghazala Ahmad
    Name of Perpetrator
    State Delhi
    District/City Central Delhi
    Party In Power / Incidents AAP - Aam Aadmi Party
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