Saturday, April 05, 2008

An unusual stand

A homeowner from Pune made news recently by holding up against her neighbors who objected to her selling her house to a Bohra family. The lady is Hindu, and I assume so are her neighbors. After persisting and closing the deal, she told the press:
“They [the housing society] took a long time to give me a No Due Certificate. We took a lot of legal advice and checked out with lawyers whether this was against the constitution of India."
Remarkable. Not that the woman took on the society single-handedly (my mother does that all the time), but the fact that she invoked and referred to the constitution in support of her defiance. This is rare act, normally resorted to only in circumstances with far more significant consequences (for instance, the Delhi Lt. Governor's decree that all citizens carry ID cards).

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