London, July 31 (ANI): A row has erupted after the Royal Mail introduced loos for Muslims at one of its biggest centers.
According to the Daily Express, special "Nile pans" have replaced two normal loos at one of the north's largest post processing plants.
About half the staff at the Manchester Mail Centre is Asian, but most cannot believe anyone asked for the hole-in-the-ground toilets.
Some members of the Asian community are said to prefer squatting and the lavatories are common in China, Turkey and Iran.
But others are seeing red and say the porcelain thrones are a nightmare to clean and have caused a cultural divide.
One member of staff described how cleaners had refused to touch the foreign toilets as they had been left in such an awful state.
She said: "The toilets were put in over the last six to eight weeks. We're all shell-shocked. They have taken out two blocks of toilets and taken one from the men's and one from the ladies and replaced them with these pans.
A Royal Mail spokesman said: "The washroom facilities we provide in Manchester are intended to meet the needs of all our employees." (ANI)