MUMBAI, May 30, 2015: Public relations Council of India (PRCI), the premier body of PR practitioners across the country, has taken serious note of the injustice meted out to Ms Misbah Quadri, a young PR professional who has been denied rental accommodation in Mumbai on religious grounds.
PRCI president (national executive) B N Kumar said in a statement that “We are shocked that Misbah was denied accommodation on religious grounds. It is absolutely ridiculous that in a secular and democratic country she was asked to sign a note saying that she won’t the builder or broker responsible if she is harassed because she is a Muslim.”
PRCI has also sent an email to Mumbai Police Commissioner Mr Rakesh Maria requesting to conduct a high level and thorough inquiry into the incident that violates the constitutional rights of an individual. “We have full faith in Mumbai police,” he said.
“We express solidarity with Ms Quadri and hope that the police will conduct quick investigation and ensure justice to her,” Kumar said.