Religious discrimination: Mumbai company denies job to MBA grad, says we hire only non-Muslims

Mumbai, May 21: A youth has reportedly accused a leading diamond export company here of practicing religious discrimination and denying him a job for being a Muslim.

The firm denied MBA graduate Zeeshan Ali Khan a job saying it cannot offer him a job because he practices Islam and that the firm only hires non-Muslims.

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Khan had sent his resume to leading export house Hare Krishna Exports Pvt Ltd but the reply he received shocked him.

The e-mail reportedly read, "Thanks for your application. We regret to inform you that we hire only non-Muslim candidates."

"I have copy of the mail where it's mentioned that my application has been rejected because I am Muslim," Zeeshan Khan told ANI.


"The company should change their ideology, shouldn't discriminate candidates on basis of religion else nation wont progress," the youth further added.

This incident has brought embarrassment to the global firm which, in a damage control mode, clarified that it does not discriminates on religious lines and deeply regretted for hurting the sentiments of a section of the society. It has termed the incident as an erroneous e-mail by an employee in the HR department.

Mahendra S Deshmukh, Associate VP & Head-HR, reportedly wrote to Khan, "We would like to clarify that the company does not discriminate against candidates based on gender, caste, religion, etc. Any hurt caused in the matter is deeply regretted."

"This erroneous email was sent by my colleague Mrs Dipika Tike who has joined recently and is still on training," Deshmukh added in his mail.


Meanwhile, Naseem Ahmed (Chairman, National Commission for Minorities) said he has recieved the petition in this regard and will probe the matter.

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