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In a shocking revelation the leading English daily
Indian Express in its today's issue says that in Gujarat Muslims
are assuming Hindu names just to get a job.
The front paged report narrates how
Mehboob Pathan took the name Jayenti Bhatti to get the job in Surat.
It was only when he was killed over a monetary dispute that his
family members revealed that he was actually a Muslim.
According to the report, Pathan’s story came to be known after
his body was found in a farm at Antroli last Monday, with the head
smashed in. The police registered a case and kept the unclaimed body
in the Palsana Primary Health Centre mortuary till Thursday. Then
they arranged to give Pathan alias Bhatti a Hindu funeral, with all
His family, who had been looking for
Pathan, had filed a missing complaint. Then, seeing news stories in
local newspapers about an unclaimed body, Mehboob’s brother-in-law
Iqbal Pathan decided to check. By that time, Pathan had been
cremated, but the brother-in-law identified him from a photo of the
Indian Express report further
says, the family terms Pathan as a pious Muslim and the change of
name was just so that he and his children could find and keep a job.
“We are too poor to do anything, but
how could the police dispose of his body the Hindu way?” asks son
Mushtaq. “A genital examination would have shown he was a Muslim.”
Sub-Inspector of Kadodara police V R
Malhotra said they had kept the body in mortuary hoping someone
would turn up. “We disposed it of according to Hindu rites not
knowing he was a Muslim. The family turned up too late and we are
now helpless", Indian Express quoted the sub inspector as saying.
The report says, in the ledgers of
Surat’s diamond units, there are many leading a double life like
Pathan. His son Mushtaq is registered as Mukesh and daughter Samina
as Sharmila, and both are afraid of losing their jobs if the fact
The report further says, diamond
industry sources and workers say many Muslims assume Hindu names to
find work in the city’s lucrative diamond business.
Though the report quoted Rohit Mehta,
president of the Surat Diamond Association as denying knowledge of
Muslims passing themselves off as Hindus for jobs, the report is
expected to create shock among the Muslims across the country.
Terming the day as the sad day for
secular India, Mumbai based political analysts Ghulam Mohammad says,
"I will blame Congress, Nehru, Indira, Rajiv and now Sonia for this
state of affair. It is they who had indulged in double game and
systematically reduced 150- 200 million Indian Muslims to such a
level of desperation that their very survival as Muslims at grass
root level has been so thoroughly become impossible."