Muslim doctors face eviction over their religion

They can treat us when we are ill, but can't be our neighbours. This "message" was allegedly conveyed to four Medical College and Hospital alumni, now doing their house-staffship at various hospitals in West Bengal, by their neighbours at a south Kolkata housing society. In another shocking display of prejudice against Muslims in India, four doctors from the minority community have come under pressure to vacate their rented accommodation in Kolkata because of their religion. Aftab Alam, Mojtaba Hassan, Nasir Shaikh and Sawkat Shaikh, who are renting a flat in a south Kolkata housing society called Kudghat, have come under pressure from their neighbours to leave because they are Muslim. Sudipta Mitra, the landlord, who had no problem renting them the flat, told the Times of India that there was only so much pressure that he could withstand. Turning the Muslim men out would set a 'bad example, he told TOI, adding, "But I can take only so much of pressure." Alam told TOI, "Many landlords rejected us because of our religion. We got this flat after several weeks of house-hunting."

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Private Residence
Number of victims 4 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Private Residence perpetrator Religion Hindu
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Date of incident: August 02, 2018
Nature of Violence
  • Housing discrimination
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • Name of the victim : Aftab Alam, Mojtaba Hassan, Nasir Shaikh and Sawkat Shaikh
    Name of Perpetrator Neighbours
    State West Bengal
    District/City Kolkata
    Party In Power / Incidents TMC - Trinamool Congress
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