Recently, a bar in Delhi’s Vasant Kunj area denied entry to a woman as she was wearing saree. The claimed she was not complying with the restaurant’s dress code. The video went viral creating outrage on Twitter.
Sangeeta Nag, the lady who was denied entry took to Twitter to share her experience along with a video that shows a restaurant employee informing her that ‘Ethnic wear’ is something that the restaurant doesn’t allow.
@bishnoikuldeep My shocking experience with discrimination at Kylin and Ivy, Ambience Vasant Kunj this evening. Denied entry as ethnic wear is not allowed! A restaurant in India allows ‘smart casuals’ but not Indian wear! Whatever happened to pride in being Indian? Take a stand! pic.twitter.com/ZtJJ1Lfq38
— Sangeeta K Nag (@sangeetaknag) March 10, 2020
The video went viral across social media platforms from Facebook to YouTube and the restaurant was slammed for their dress code policy.
Several people retweeted the video and criticized the management of ‘colonial hangover’, while some of them tagged the Delhi police to have the license of the restaurant suspended.
However, the owner of the restaurant and bar apologized for the incident and said the man in the video is a new team member and his opinion in the video is his alone and in no way a representation of my or the teams’ view on the dress code restrictions.
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