Friday, May 26, 2006

House for sale - only strict vegetarians need apply

The Guardian

By Randeep Ramesh in New Delhi

Meat eaters are being excluded from housing estates in Mumbai, long considered India's most liberal city, because of their diets. Middle-class Indians from neighbouring Gujarat and Rajasthan, strongly vegetarian states, have been attracted to Mumbai's booming economy and set up housing associations which proscribe those who succumb to the temptations of steaks, chops, sausages and kebabs.
Estate agents report that even when higher offers are made by carnivorous clients they are rejected in favour of those who do not eat meat.


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