A Hindu-Muslim Kerala couple denied room by Bengaluru hotel because ‘what if they hang themselves?’

Shafeek Subaida Hakkim and Divya AV, who were in the city for some work, were refused a room at Olive Residency in Sudhama Nagar's Annipuram Main Road. On seeing their IDs and realising that the man was a Muslim and the woman a Hindu, the receptionist refused them room.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published:July 5, 2017 1:38 pm
hindu-muslim, hindus muslims, kerala hindu muslim couple denied room in bangalore, kerala hindu muslim couple denied room in bangalore hotel, indian express, indian express news When the couple asked the receptionist further how did their religion matter at all, the receptionist never gave him a proper answer.(Source: Shafeek Subaida Hakim/Facebook)

Recently, a woman trying to check in at a Hyderabad hotel was denied a room because, well… she was a ‘single woman’. In what seems like an extension of bizarre prejudices against people and policies about hotel bookings, an interfaith couple from Kerala was denied a room in a Bengaluru hotel, because — they were of different religions.

According to a report by The NewsMinute, Shafeek Subaida Hakkim and Divya AV, who were in the city for some work, were refused a room at Olive Residency in Sudhama Nagar’s Annipuram Main Road. On seeing their IDs and realising that the man was a Muslim and the woman a Hindu, the receptionist refused them a room. “He asked us if we were married as we follow different religions. When I confirmed that we were in fact married, he refused to give us a single room saying that it is not acceptable for a Muslim and a Hindu to stay together,” Hakkim told them. When Hakkim asked the receptionist further how did their religion matter at all, he never gave him a proper answer.

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According to the report, when the receptionist was approached by the news outfit, he accepted denying the couple a room and explained why he did so. “I have instructions from the station that if Muslims or Kannadigas come, if they don’t have an ID, they could create some trouble, so just send them away,” the receptionist had said on the telephone. The receptionist said he became suspicious because the couple did not have a lot of luggage and just carried a bag each. “We don’t gives rooms to Muslims and Hindus who come together, because what if they go into the room and hang themselves… Why do we need that trouble,” he said. He was undeterred even when Hakkim said he will complain to the police.

The couple eventually had to look for another hotel booking.

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    dockbillin
    Jul 8, 2017 at 1:28 pm
    India is now fast becoming an apartheid nation. I hope bhakts are proud of making it a laughing stock.
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      Mâññâyâdâv k%c3%bcshw%c3%a2h%c3%a2
      Jul 6, 2017 at 12:41 am
      Every motel has right to do so. What's the big issue? Boy is Muslim? Victim card?? Press utes cannot think beyond Muslim and beef ma angle. Even the married couples with kids are not allowed rooms in a hotel if they are unable to produce an authentic ID proof
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        Bhavna
        Jul 5, 2017 at 5:14 pm
        I am converted ee plz me
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          Bhavna
          Jul 5, 2017 at 4:58 pm
          I am hindu girl married to muslim and we go on long tours quite often. I have not encountered such a situation. To spend nights, my hubby's first priority is to always look for motels that are owned by some muslim because who knows some hindu male might get offended seeing a hindu girl with a muslim. When we reach our destination we book a good reputed hotel that we are sure would not discriminate, you could expect such discrimination to happen in a middle class hotel not four or five star hotels but not everyone can afford them.
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            Bhavna
            Jul 5, 2017 at 5:05 pm
            Stupiid ee married muslim and now supporting fake story told my muzlim. hormonal beech
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            IslamForFoools
            Jul 5, 2017 at 4:50 pm
            Firstly Muslim shud not be allowed to marry Hindu , unless they do shudhikaran , Muslims are not pure , they ar eimpure people and must be converted nvrted to Hinduism an dpurified before marrying them.
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              Mc Duglus
              Jul 5, 2017 at 4:53 pm
              I diot this thing tell to ur daughters u Blooody ttt nonsenseeee
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                Bhavna
                Jul 5, 2017 at 4:59 pm
                poor hindutva virgin
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                sahil
                Jul 5, 2017 at 4:49 pm
                Karnataka has Congress rule the divide is too deep among the common folk, jhandelwalan's hard work in spreading hate bearing fruit
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                  Rahul
                  Jul 5, 2017 at 5:45 pm
                  Marry your sister to a Hindu...that is also another way of spreading love...
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                  Bhavna
                  Jul 5, 2017 at 4:47 pm
                  I am hindu girl married to muslim and we go on long tours quite often. I have not encountered such a situation. To spend nights, my hubby's first priority is to always look for motels that are owned by some muslim because who knows some hindu male might get offended seeing a hindu girl with a muslim. When we reach out destination we book a good reputed hotel that we are sure would not discriminate, you would expect such discrimination with a middle class hotel not four or five star hotel but not everyone can afford them.
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                    Bhavna
                    Jul 5, 2017 at 4:44 pm
                    I am hindu girl married to muslim and we go on long tours quite often. I have not encountered such a situation. To spend nights, my hubby's first priority is to always looks for motels that are owned by some muslim because who knows some hindu male might get offended seeing a hindu girl with a muslim. When we reach out destination we book a good reputed hotel that we are sure would not discriminate, usually you would expect a middle class hotel to do such a thing.
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                      IslamForFoools
                      Jul 5, 2017 at 4:49 pm
                      Hormonal beeech, why u married Muslim in the first place, promoting terrroism of filthy Islam. Die
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                        Mc Duglus
                        Jul 5, 2017 at 4:54 pm
                        ur mother is still alive right...go and ask her u Bloooody ...............
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