This notice in Hyderabad's housing society is going viral
A housing society in Hyderabad is facing criticism on social media after a notice was issued to house help and delivery boy for using a lift. A notice posted in the society has gone viral on social media, stating that if the house's house help, delivery boy and employee of the house use the passenger lift of the building, they will be fined Rs 1000. An ex-user shared a picture of the notice and criticised the move in a strongly-worded post.
Ex-user Shahina Attarwala shared the picture of the notice and wrote in the caption, 'As a society, we are programmed to hide our dark and dirty secrets and today we think that those who work us cannot stay in the same place with us. What if they get caught? As if it were a crime? A fine of Rs 1000? This is probably 25% of most of their salaries."
As a society we are programmed to hide our dark and dirty secrets and today we think the people who do our hard labour work cannot coexist in a same space as we are. Incase they are caught? Like it's a crime? Fine of 1000? It's probably 25% of most of their salary. pic.twitter.com/bmwkcs37J9
— Shaheena Attarwala (@RuthlessUx) November 26, 2023
In the same thread, X users wrote that they have seen construction workers in western countries standing in the same line to get a cup of coffee and domestic servants are treated respectfully. "I have seen construction workers in the West sit in line and drink coffee just like me, they share the same space as me, maids are respected and treated with respect. I don't understand why we are so elitist and what are we about? "What a privilege, Indians should oppose such discriminatory treatment," he wrote.
The image has sparked a debate on social media as many criticised the housing society's decision, calling it discriminatory behaviour. However, some people also supported this decision and argued that there are separate lifts for helpers as resident lifts become very busy.
One user wrote, "Absolutely wrong interpretation. There are separate lifts for helpers as otherwise the resident lifts get very busy and hence, residents have to spend a lot of time waiting for the lifts.