NEW DELHI: On the basis of religious identity, two Muslim youth alleged that they denied job in Oppo Mobile Company in Greater Noida’s Kasna area of Uttar Pradesh.
According to Caravan Daily reports, 26-year-old Saeed Ansari and Azad Ansari went through a series of interviews and HR process for the position of a machine operator.
The duo were part of a group and according to Saeed, all of the candidates got shortlisted candidates except them.
Saeed had worked with the company earlier also. He has been hired by the company on a contractual basis for a period of five months (from July 23 July to December 23) and got a break of two months, with a promise of being hired again. But he hasn’t been hired back.
“On February 9, the contractor had called us with the news of rejoining the company. Following which, we all were interviewed. They also gave us a card and said that we will receive a call within 2 to 4 working days. We waited for the call for 20 days. When we did not get the call then we contacted the contractor and met him on. He told us that the company no longer hires Muslims,” said Saeed while talking to Caravan Daily.
According to him, he was not directly denied the job.
“When I asked that we both Muslims are not getting a call, he started shouting at me saying that we don’t pick his call. He was ironically getting angry at me out of nothing. When I replied that I did not get any call and message, he told me to move aside after asking my name. I waited there for a long time but he kept ignoring me. Then I persistently asked that what is the reason that we are not receiving a call? He said your case is different, you will not get hired,” said Saeed adding that “Another elder man who was present with the contractor told me that Oppo is not hiring Muslims, after asking my name.”
“They were hiring the candidate whose id number was before and after me but they were not hiring me and Saeed,” said Azad, who is from Uttar Pradesh’s Dewariya district.
Oppo hired candidates through the contractors of Wellman Employment, who are offering manpower services.
Holding a post-graduate in Urdu also has a degree in polytechnic, Saeed hails from Beesalpur but was in Delhi seeking better work opportunity, however, he has no other option but to go back to his village and work as an apprentice with his father’s carpenter’s workshop.
Beesalpur village falls in MP Varun Gandi’s constituency – Pilbhit, Uttar Pradesh.
However, Azad continues to work with another company in Noida.