Mumbai: Housing Society bars sale of Flat to Muslim Family


According to Times of India Housing society in Vasai has objected to a Gujarati flat-owner selling his house to a Muslim family.
They passed a resolution to keep Muslims out of the building that has a majority of Hindus.

Society sent letter to family, “It is learnt that you intend to sell your flat to some Muslim guy. We feel that you should not do so as it may cause society’s atmosphere in future (sic).” It also advised the Patels to sell their flat to “any other person preferably within our community”.and added, “you will definitely consider the request in the interest of members of the society.”

The sellers have complained to the sub-registrar of housing societies and the Manickpur police station complaining about the society’s high-handedness.Two Muslim families who are part of the society were away when the society members met and reached their decision.

Khan had given a token of Rs one lakh to the Patels and wanted a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the society to apply for a loan.

Jignesh Patel said, “We decided to sell our flat to Khan as he offered the price we quoted. Now the society is refusing an NOC saying I shouldn’t sell the flat to a Muslim.