Ghazala Ahmad Rejected in a Job Interview Upon Refusal To Take Off Hijab

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24-year-old, Ghazala Ahmad, a student of Mass Communication got rejected in a job interview after she refused to take off her hijab to get the job.

Her Hijab (also known as Head Scarf) is becoming a discrimination factor in Hindu majority India. She turned down the job in a famous Indian media channel office because they were forcing her to leave her headscarf.

The reports of Ghazala Ahmad getting refused for a job because of her religious identity have sparked the Islamophobic row in Indian society.

Ghazala is studying in her last year of mass communication at Aligarh Muslim University, from where she applied for a job in a famous Indian News channel’s office. The reason for being rejected from that job, despite being a suitable candidate, was her way of dressing.

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Initially, she got a call from the office that she has been selected, upon telling that she is willing to wear a hijab while on the job, the employee refused her request and rejected her right away. Telling, it is not possible to carry a Hijab and job altogether.

This incident is not the first one that Muslims in India have faced, this is the new normal for the Muslims in India to face discrimination based on religion.

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A Shabbir Ahmed

If Only all Muslims had the firm resolve this girl had, the world would be a better place for Muslims. The Sikh Community of Punjab in India, insist on keeping their beard, turban, knife, wrist bangle at all times. They are allowed to keep them at offices, defence forces, police forces, airplanes and all such locations. The whole community stands together in this resolve. They are just obeying the command of their leader, Guru Gobind Singh, who is only a normal human like them/ But, alas for us Muslims, though we have our Beloved Prophet Muhammad({PBUH) and the Best Human… Read more »

A Shabbir Ahmed

I had a situation like this girl a few years ago, when I was being interviewed for a prospective job.  The Chairman insisted that I remove my beard,  if I wanted the job, as all other qualifications were fitting their requirement.  I bluntly refused, telling him that my beard is more valuable to me, than the job he was offering and walked out of the office.  Maasha Allah, after a few days, Allah placed me in another interview and I got the job and could keep my beard too and given permission for my Dhuhr and Asr Salaah too. This is… Read more »

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