Zeshan Ali Khan, a Mumbai based business management graduate was rejected by Hari Krishna exports, Mumbai stating that they only hire non-Muslims.
The diamond exports company replied totally inappropriate to his application for the post of Marketing Manager.
Here’s the screenshot of the mail Khan uploaded to his Facebook profile,
Here’s what he posted,
“Along with a bunch of friends, I forwarded my resume to the company. Almost half of them were immediately placed. I got a reply within 20 minutes of my application. I was shocked when I read it,” Khan told The Hindu.
‘Initially, I thought it was a joke. Had they wanted to reject my application they could have given other excuses!,’ he said.
The Hindu also reports that Khan received an email from Mahendra S. Deshmukh, Associate VP & Head-HR of the company, stating, ‘We would like to clarify that the company does not discriminate against candidates based on gender, caste, religion, etc. Any hurt caused in the matter is deeply regretted. This erroneous email was sent by my colleague Mrs. Dipika Tike who has joined recently and is still on training.’
‘It was a blunder and personal mess created by one of our trainees who has no decision making power. We have 61 employees in our office here including one Muslim in the HR team,’ the company added, according to TOI.
According to Asian News International, the Mumbai police are investigating the diamond merchant on Khan’s behalf.
‘As per the law, there is punishment of 3 years. After investigation it will be revealed who is actually related to offence,’ police inspector Suryakant Jagdale said in a Times Of India report.