Saturday, August 10, 2013

Discrimination on the day of Eid at Himalaya Mall, Gujarat

Eid-Ul-Fitr for the Muslim residents of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, turned into a shocking and a day of bad experience. Himalaya Mall of Ahmedabad, one of the 5 best malls of Ahmedabad started charging Rs 20/- from Muslims who had gone their for shopping and celebrating with friends on the Eid day. Security personnel started scrutinizing youth and children of particular age group, belonging to Muslim community. 

On being asked about this discrimination, Mall official termed this a routine check and said they impose this check when the footfalls increase manifolds during festive seasons. Mall officials added that we are not actually charging money as we are returning the money back, if those who have been charged produce any bill of shopping inside the mall. 

This is completely unconstitutional and should not be tolerated at any front. Mall officials should be called and asked about this unsolicited activity, they should be punished according to the law. I strongly oppose this discrimination and would like the Gujarat govt to intervene and should take necessary step against the mall officials.   
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