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Muslim youth ‘loses’ job chance due to his traditional name

A Muslim youth, who has a traditional name, loses a job chance in a corporate house, according to sources. It is understood that the man in a well-known corporate house was put off after coming to know that the Muslim youth is named after a fugitive don.

What a name? And how does he spell his name: just like the fugitive don who is on India’s most wanted list; people may get offended, he said laughingly.

After which he started making stories that they are looking for experienced hand not fresher, according to sources, who added that a day earlier he had asked for the CV of the Okhla-based youth.

There are many incidents when traditional names like Babar, Jahangir, Aurangzeb, Taimur and others upset non-Muslims, said a source. The testimony to this incident is the upheaval on the social media after Kareena Khan and Saif Ali Khan named their newly born boy as Taimur.

The perception is that they were aggressors and hence these names should be avoided.

However, many came into support of Khan.

“I’m aware of the heritage of the Turkish ruler and my son was not named after him. He was Timur, my son is Taimur. Perhaps the root is similar but it’s not the same name. Taimur is an ancient Persian name, meaning iron, said Khan later on, adding: “Our country is actually still very balanced.”

A source said such incidents are not common as there are many people with such traditional names working in big corporate houses and doing well.

This incident has been termed by some Muslims as aberrations.

A professional said how during interview years ago when the so-called secular forces were ruling India, a publisher told a Muslim interviewee spotting trimmed beard that he won’t get break to offer Friday prayer.

Moreover, a few cases have surfaced where people have been forced to quit job due to their attire and presentation.

All told, there are also a few cases in which Muslim employees have been provided space in offices to offer namaz during Ramadan and regular days. A source said Muslim employees should be careful not to display their religious identity at public places. Let’s us take this way, according to a source, in many cases Muslim employers will not like non-Muslims to perform puja on their premises.

Sensitivity of others need to be taken into account in multi-culture society like India, said another source, who requested anonymity.

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