In an untoward incident, a Marathi couple in Mumbai was stopped from purchasing a flat for being ‘Marathi Manus’. The incident appeared to be shocking despite the fact that flat buyers and tenants in Mumbai have been known for discrimination on the basis of food and religious preferences.
About the incident
The incident drew attention after Trupi Devrukhkar took it to social media and posted a video about her horrifying experience.
According to Trupi, she along with her husband had visited Mulund West to explore office space options and were unexpectedly refused housing by the local Gujarati community due to their Marathi ethnicity.
शिवसदन बिल्डिंग, मुलुंड प. महाराष्ट्रात मराठी माणसाला अलाउड नाही असं म्हणण्याची मुजोरी या लोकांमध्ये कुठून येते ?सर्वसामान्यांचे सरकार म्हणवणारे @CMOMaharashtra & @Dev_Fadnavis याच्यावर काही कारवाई करतील का? खोट्या केसेस आणि राजकीय घोरघोड्या यातून वेळच मिळत नाही @ShivSenaUBT_pic.twitter.com/z2EmmeWUCK— SushmaTai Andhare🔥 (@andharesushama) September 27, 2023
Trupti further explained that when she asked the reason behind such discrimination then, the officer bearer informed them about their rule.
When asked about the rulebook, they failed to provide it and thrashed them outside of the society, Trupi alleged in her viral video.
How did the authorities react?
In light of the unacceptable incident, workers of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) had approached the society officer bearer and asked questions about their discriminatory behaviour and demanded an apology from those who refused housing to Trupti.
MNS workers in Mulund confronted the individuals involved and compelled them to issue an apology.
The incident has created strong reactions from the society and raised questions over the lethargic attitude of the politicians.