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Blind Muslim woman denied house, wants Kejriwal to intervene

Reem Shamshudeen

Reem Shamsudeen, a visually-impaired from Kerala denied accommodation in Delhi because she is Muslim.

An English language assistant professor in a college affiliated to Delhi University, Reem has appealed to CM Arvind Kejriwal to fight against religious discrimination in the national capital and urges that it should not be repeated to any other human being.

Reem has posted a short video on her “shameful and inhuman experience” she encountered in cosmopolitan and metropolitan nature of Delhi.

“After summer vacation, when I joined the college, I got a rented flat and paid advance for me and my mother to move in,” said Shamsudeen.

“The day when I’m supposed to shift in, I got the entire luggage to the new place; the landlord denied giving me the key, saying that she cannot rent her flat out to a Muslim. Of course, this was a shocking experience considering that Delhi boasts of its cosmopolitan and metropolitan nature all the time,” she said.

Reem, 30, said that she not at all experienced this kind of cold-blooded discrimination in Hyderabad, when pursuing her M.A., M.Phil and Ph.D from the English and Foreign Languages University for 8 years.