Delhi witnessed another incident of discrimination between rich and poor on Saturday night when a restaurant in Connaught Place denied entry to underprivileged children, citing that they weren’t well dressed and are looked dirty.
Sonali Shetty, who had brought these children along with her to the Shiv Sagar restaurant to celebrate her husband’s birthday, has been protesting outside the restaurant against the move.
She alleged that the management at the restaurant told her and the children to vacate the premises immediately as it is their right to serve whomever they want.
“They clearly told us to get and also threatened to shoot me if I don’t clear out from the premises. The owner discriminated with kids and refused service citing that kids aren’t well dressed and are look dirty,” Sonali said.
However, the restaurant has denied the allegations of the woman and said that children were permitted inside the restaurant but denied service later as they were creating a ruckus inside and disturbing other customers.
Following the incident, Delhi Government on Sunday issued a probe.
“This is typical Colonial mindset. Can’t be tolerated. Have ordered DM New Delhi to enquire & report within 24 hours,” Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia tweeted.
“If allegations found true,we’ll cancel restaurant’s license, action will be taken under appropriate sections,” Sisodia added.