Indian Muslim women face systematic bias finding employment

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Azba Rahman, a 22- year old Muslim woman who lives in New Delhi, applied for dozens of jobs in 2019. Each time she was rejected. Azba has a degree in Business Administration and was an active member of WhatsApp groups that advertise and advise recent graduates from ‘other’ Indian religions trying to find employment. Azba knew from her qualifications that she was more qualified than most. “After a while, I began to realise that those with less experience would be called to interview, but none of them were Muslims,” Azba told The New Arab. She wouldn’t even get a confirmation email or follow-up …

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