Four Muslim doctors of Kudghat area of Kolkata, who were being forced to vacate their rented house because of their religious identity, has got assurance from the locals that they won’t have to vacate their place any longer. The pressure on them was made because of them being Muslims but, apart from an NGO, it was Durga Puja committee members who came for their support and assured that they do not have to look for another accommodation because of coming from a Muslim family background.
The four Muslim doctors, who have been identified as Aftab Alam, Mojtaba Hassan, Nasir Shaikh and Sawkat Shaikh, are currently doing their house-staff ship from various hospitals in the city. The doctors, who have been living in the flat for the past two months, said that their landlord has no objection to their religion but the people living in the colony are not keen with the idea of having Muslim neighbours.
“We had already been turned down by many landlords, just because of our Muslim identity. So, we were very much relieved when our current landlord agreed to rent out his flat to us. We were glad that we finally managed to get accommodation. However, that was just the beginning of our ordeal, for one of the neighbours had a strong reservation to the house being rent out to us,” narrated Dr Mohammad Aftab Alam, among the four Muslim doctors to eNewsroom.
Dr Aftab had posted about the torturous incident on social media. Following this, someone informed an NGO called ‘Sangati Abijaan’ about it which later came for their rescue. The Durga Puja Committee member also extended their help to the boys. According to them, it would have been a shame if the doctors had to leave the place because of their religious identity.