Muslim woman denied house on rent

A woman accused two Bangalore based landlords of discrimination on the basis of her religion who allegedly refused to rent out their premises to her family when they got know that she is a Muslim. Heena Rehman (name changed), the co-founder of an organisation, posted her experience on Facebook and Twitter where she accused two Bengaluru-based landlords of discrimination because of her religion. The post had gone viral, drawing support as well as criticism. Heena had found those two homes matching her family's requirements on Nestaway, an online portal for house rental ads, approached their owners and they denied to rent out their premises to her. She took on Nestaway and asked: "What an irony that I am not finding a "house" in my own "home country," she wrote. Nestaway, replied to Heena's tweet, regret what she had gone through and that the owners would no longer be associated with Nestaway in any manner and would like to help you move into a house of your preference.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Private Residence
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Private Residence Was cross FIR filed Not Applicable
perpetrator Organizational Other Details of the FIR

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Main Information
Date of incident: October 22, 2018
Nature of Violence
  • Housing discrimination
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • Name of the victim : Heena Rehman (name changed)
    Name of Perpetrator Undisclosed
    State Karnataka
    District/City Bangalore City
    Party In Power / Incidents JDS - Janata Dal (Secular)
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