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Muslim children barred from entering Mumbai's Oberoi mall
Monday August 12, 2013 10:51 AM, ummid.com News Network

In yet another case of discrimination against Muslims in Mumbai, Muslim children on Eid holidays were on Sunday denied entry and forcibly stopped from entering a mall located in the city's suburbs, a media report said.

Yusuf Parmar, Vice President of Gujarat Muslim Sapai Samaj, said he was passing through Goregaon's Oberoi Mall Sunday evening when he saw Muslim children being stopped from entering the mall, according to a report published by local daily Urdu Times.

"The G4S security guards posted on the entrance were forcibly stopping the Muslim children from entering the mall", he alleged.

He said he enquired with the security guards why he was doing so, but he could not give any satisfactory reply.

He said he lodged the complaint with the mall authorities. In his complaint he also said that if the malls did not want Muslims, they should close the malls during Eid.

Parmar has also sent a copy of the complaint to Additional Police Commissioner Sunil Pawaskar.

"If suitable action is not taken, we will take the matter to higher authorities. If needed, we will also go to the court against the move", he said.

Parmar's allegations came a day after a National English daily reported that a mall in Gujarat's Ahemdabad was charging entry fee from Muslims.

Cases of discrimination against Muslims are not new to Mumbai, a city considered as cosmopolitan. Earlier, quite a few cases were found when Muslims were not allowed to purchase homes in housing societies run by non-Muslims.


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