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Study shows NCR homeowners turn away Dalits and Muslims

16, Jun 2015

In both the methodologies, the home-seekers had the same credentials but for their names that indicated their caste and religion.
Written by Seema Chishti | New Delhi | Updated: June 16, 2015 9:17 am
A study on discrimination in urban housing rental preferences, to be published in a forthcoming issue of Economic and Political Weekly, shows high levels of exclusion of Dalits and Muslims in the five metropolitan areas of NCR.
The team of researchers, led by Prof S K Thorat, chairman of the Indian Council of Social Science Research, and comprising scholars such as Anuradha Banerjee, Vinod K Mishra and Firdaus Rizvi, covered attempts to get houses on rent in Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and Noida between January and March 2012.


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