The job-seeker, Zeshan Ali Khan, a business management graduate from Mumbai, had applied for a position in Hari Krishna Exports Pvt Ltd, a leading exporter of diamond jewellery, as marketing executive but was shocked when he received the response from the firm stating that it hires only "non-Muslim candidates."
    
"I just completed my final semester exams of MBA last week and like other classmates have been looking for a job. I came across an update regarding a recruitment drive undertaken by leading diamond and jewelry exporter and thought it would be a great start for my career," Khan said.

"I along with my two classmates applied for the job. I forwarded them my resume on 19th May, 2015 at 05:45 PM and exactly 15 minutes later I got a reply from the HR in charge of the firm that my application has been rejected because the company only hires non-Muslims," Khan added.

Khan later narrated his experience on a social networking site, following which he received a 'regret' mail from the company after his post generated sharp reactions.
    
"As a company, we would like to reiterate that there is an error done by one of the newly joined HR trainees. Company functions without being biased with any caste, religion and gender," a company representative said in a posting on Facebook.

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