Jamia Nagar is a Muslim ‘ghetto’ where many taxi drivers and people fear to come in. However, this is not the reality.
Vishank Singh, who once lived in Ghaffar Manzil with his other friends while studying in Jamia Millia Islamia, said: “I have never faced any religious discrimination in Jamia Nagar. My Muslim landlord has come to our flat several times but he never objected to Lord Krishna’s painting which I’ve put up in my room.”
In a report published in huffingtompost.in, Vishank said: “The transport loader who was helping me shift got a little scared when he came to know the address. He said that only Muslims live over here.”
Hailing from Kanpur city of Uttar Pradesh, Vishank said: “I find the Muslims of Jamia Nagar to be far more progressive than the ones I’ve lived with before. I think that is because Muslims here have had access to education.” According to the report, when police came for identity verification of tenants at Vishank’s accommodation, they were surprised to find three Hindu boys living together in Jamia Nagar.
“The policeman who was the same caste as me told us that if you face any difficulty then kindly contact me. But I never encountered any such problem,” he added.