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By KENAN MACHADO, May 18, 2016
Researchers who used assumed identities and tried to rent homes in and around the Indian capital say they found evidence of discrimination against Muslims by landlords.
Economists Saugato Datta and Vikram Pathania responded to online real-estate ads using names associated with different religions and castes.
They found landlords were significantly less likely to answer applicants with Muslim names than those with upper-caste names.
“This points to a significant disadvantage faced by Muslim applicants,” the pair wrote in a study published by the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research. Muslims, they said needed to “expend significantly more effort to find housing.”
To read more: http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2016/05/18/indian-landlords-discriminate-against-muslims-study-finds/