‘I don’t like Muslims’: Conservative group objectively investigating the councillor

Zeinab Alipourbabaie, a Muslim, has won claims for religious discrimination and constructive unfair dismissal after a manager Kamaljit Chana, also a Conservative councillor in Harrow, told her, “I do not like Muslims” the Times reported last Sunday.
Bristol employment tribunal ruled that Zeinab Alipourbabaie, a senior electronic engineer at Dyson in Wiltshire, was excluded from meetings and emails, criticised unfairly to the company vice-president and advised against promoting her by a senior technical project manager, Kamaljit Chana.
The tribunal also found that in a one-to-one meeting with Alipourbabaie in February 2017, Kamaljit Chana, a Sikh, said: “Muslims are violent” and “Pakistani men are grooming our girls”, the Times reported.
In responding to the demands for action against Cllr Chana, Cllr Paul Osborn leader of the Conservative group on the Harrow council has assured:  “We take these allegations extremely seriously and are investigating them whilst following due process”.
Harrow Monitoring Group has reported Cllr Chana to the Conservatives with a specific question ‘how Chana with such unacceptable attitude towards Muslims can ever be a member of the party and a councillor?’
A Pinner resident expressed typical local concern: “To read the comments by Kamaljit Chana is frightening and damaging Muslims. How can we stop dangerous people like Kamaljit Chana?”
“We will not hesitate to take firm action accordingly. We await publication of the tribunal judgement and we will scrutinise this ruling” Cllr Osborn reassured.
Cllr Osborn appears serious: should he be point scoring, the easiest was to immediately suspending Cllr Chana then re-instate him later as the Conservative party has done in many such cases.
Although Cllr Osborn couldn’t say more at this stage, the reported evidence against Cllr Chana is overwhelming which is likely to result in his exclusion from the Conservative group or even him resigning from the council himself.