Ahmedabad Mall charges an entry fee for Muslims on Eid day in India

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    Ahmedabad Mall charges an entry fee for Muslims on Eid day in India, Muslims complain of discrimination

    On Eid, Ahmedabad mall charges entry fee from Muslims - Times Of India

    AHMEDABAD: A trip in the celebratory spirit of Eid turned out to be an experience in discrimination for many Muslims in Narendra Modi's Gujarat. The Himalaya Mall, among the five biggest malls in Ahmedabad, on Friday announced a fee of Rs 20 from visitors from the minority community, to be returned to them only if they bought anything from the mall, and retained if they didn't.

    Many felt it was discrimination against a specific group on Eid when footfalls at the mall peaked.

    "The security personnel were being selective. We saw people walking past without paying any fee. When we asked the security guards, they said that they have orders to follow and asked us to pay up. We're shocked," said Saiyad Shaikh, a resident of Delhi Chakla, who had come to the mall with his family.

    Iliyas Ansari, who stays in Shahpur, said, "We're willing to pay entry fee provided the mall charges it from everybody. Why discriminate against just one community?"

    Deepa Bhatnagar, manager (operations) of Himalaya Mall, told TOI that it was a routine move to check visitors on a busy day. "We had employed the same mechanism in the past to keep troublemakers out. We are planning to charge entry fee during the coming festive season including Diwali. The fee is being returned if any purchase is made, so the entry is practically free," she said.

    Mall officials said that against a routine daily footfall of around 10,000, Friday saw a surge in the numbers to around 30,000. About the selective demand of entry fee, she said the administration had decided to exclude women and senior citizens only. "There was no attempt to exclude anybody or charge specific persons. And, Rs 20 is hardly a deterrent," she said.

    However, this correspondent observed a distinct pattern in which entry was allowed. Youth from specific age groups of the minority community were being scrutinized and asked to pay the fee while whereas women and many others were allowed to walk in without being charged.

    Mall officials said last year during Eid they saw two group clashes inside the mall and a glass wall was broken. On Friday, the number of security personnel was increased and a team of policemen was deployed inside as well as outside the mall as authorities did not want any "trouble".

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    Any discrimination on the basis of religion is unconstitutional and should not be tolerated. Such communal profiling shows that a deep divide persists in Gujarat, notwithstanding chief minister Narendra Modi's 'Sadbhavana' mission.
     
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    Re: Ahmedabad Mall charges an entry fee for Muslims on Eid day in Indi

    nothing wrong, to control mobs if they charge 20 and return if they buy something, nothing wrong in it, its private management decision not govt of India decesion..

    same happened in USA, only to control large mob entering mall or use parking space


    Signs banning Muslims from parking causes outrage in US

    Signs banning Muslims from parking causes outrage in US - The Times of India
     
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    OK
    so Indian and US are on same page against minorities.
    Good.
     
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    Fake story, TOI is being sued for defaming Gujarat.

    ToI’s malicious anti-Gujarat campaign

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    ToI says Ahmedabad mall charged Muslims on Eid, tweeters expose lie

    Times of India, in a report on Saturday morning claimed that an Ahmedabad mall charged Muslims an entry fee on Eid. Shortly thereafter, the lie was exposed on Twitter. The fee was universal and was completely reimbursable. Unfortunately, many media persons tweeted the same link without verifying it.

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    "We're shocked" Oh no, they were shocked! :scared2:

    Come on, this is a non story. If it shows anything, it is how rare discrimination must be in Gujarat ('ve never been there, so I do not know) if she is shocked! by that experience and even it even get in the newspaper. She sounds more like a pompous dame, offended that she had to pay while a young lady in front of her came through with a smile to the guards....
     
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    How did she come to a conclusion that only Muslim's were being asked for a fee?
     
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    The Himalaya Mall could sue TOI for such a malicious article, if the accusations are false.
     
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    The times of assholes
     
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    This news seems false as the entry fee was levied on everyone irrespective of who that person was, reichspropagandaleitung or dirty tricks department is back at its best!
     
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    Any truth in it or a figment of Sanjay Jha's imagination?

    BTW, Modi runs private malls? never knew...
     
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    Himalaya mall takes entry fees every festive season be it diwali or Christmas or eid. It is very good step actually by the mall to restrict people to enter otherwise people who dont want to buy anything consider it as a picnic spot and it really harasses the regular shoppers.
     
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    After times of India Debacle on their AMAN KI ASHA Scheme with Pakis (which was predictable) and the recently MODI saving only Gujaratis in Uttarakhand flooding episode TOI is reaching new low………..
    Gujaratis do this even during their Garba season is true even in Mumbai ……it even happens in Cyprus as it is called “ pre violence insurance fee “ during recent economic crisis protest and demonstration against money laundering cyprus based banks nothing wrong in it…..there is something called as right to admission based on management decision being practiced not only in Kaffir Baniya Modi’s Gujarat but also in Pious Sunni GCC countries…….one more thing How come Narendra Modi can be responsible for private mall decision………..
     
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    Re: Ahmedabad Mall charges an entry fee for Muslims on Eid day in Indi

    Malls in NZ are mulling to do the same, their argument is to save their exclusive designs and discourage on line shoppers who will visit their shops to see the product but buy online to save GST. Money is returned if you buy products from them.
     
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    so time to lock the thread and later delete it
     
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    We don't know if it is a conspiracy of hindus and Modi, lets wait if they will charge same money from Hindus before diwali. :p
     
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    :facepalm:

    What's wrong with these mfs ?? How come NaMo is responsible for this lol ?? And Himalaya mall charges on every festival seasons not only eid.... Paid Media is at its new low today.

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    They can go way lower. Trust me.
     
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    Gujarat ko India se alag kar do agar itna hi DEEP DIVIDE hai usme, ye tamasha to sala har roz ka hai.....Seriously yar, aisi chupanthi ??
    Spreading propaganda and increase communal tension and fear is also unconstitutional you idiots.

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    I can understand how you are feeling as a Gujarati.....Secularism and its stooges create more devide than anyone else, they are devious leeches with only objective to loot the poor and stay in power!!
     
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