The present research aims to examine the role of religion-based discrimination against Muslim community in the market economy and the specific objective is to study the nature and forms of economic discrimination in various markets in urban setting. Discrimination caused a negative impact on productivity and income of the households; therefore, it is important to study the consequences of economic discrimination on market imperfection and competitiveness and segregation/segmentation of markets on religion line. The study attempts to cover the following market spheres:
- The discrimination in Labour market which is assessed in the case of two segments i.e., casual labourer and regular salaried in hiring, wage earning and terms and condition of employment
- The discrimination in factors markets of the non-farm producers engaged in production of goods and services
- The discrimination in product markets against Muslims.