Delhi Restaurant In Trouble, Police Probe Ordered For "Denying Entry In Sari"

"Saree is a part of Indian culture and women in India majorly wear saree, therefore denying any woman entry to a restaurant on the basis of her attire is a violation of her right to live with dignity," the statement by National Commission for Women said.

Delhi Restaurant In Trouble, Police Probe Ordered For 'Denying Entry In Sari'

A Delhi restaurant denied entry to a woman saying saree is not "smart casuals" (Representational)

New Delhi:

The National Commission for Women today asked the Delhi Police commissioner to probe the incident wherein a woman was allegedly denied entry in a restaurant in Delhi for wearing a saree (sari), and take necessary action in the matter.

The National Commission for Women (NCW), in a statement, said it has also written to the marketing and public relations director of the restaurant to appear before the Commission on September 28 along with supporting documents and explanation.

It said it came across a social media post wherein the restaurant allegedly denied entry to the woman because she was wearing a saree (sari).

"Reportedly, the restaurant's dress code policy for guests allows only smart casuals and according to the eatery, saree does not fall under smart casuals."

"Saree is a part of Indian culture and women in India majorly wear saree, therefore denying any woman entry to a restaurant on the basis of her attire is a violation of her right to live with dignity," the statement said.

"The Commission condemns the arbitrary and bizarre behaviour of the restaurant staff and its policies," it added.
 

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