A tweet changed everything for this New Delhi restaurant, after a Twitterati called them out on their ‘rules’.
“@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!” a woman wrote on Twitter while sharing the
In the video, the hotel staff can be seen citing rules that they do not allow people wearing Indian ethnic wear and refusing entry to the woman and another person.
What the hell! If this Kylin & Ivy or any other restaurant still follow such colonial practices of not allowing guests wearing ethnic clothes, their licences should be immediately cancelled. Shame! @ArvindKejriwal @PMOIndia https://t.co/JdIdc4apiu
— Sharmistha Mukherjee (@Sharmistha_GK) March 11, 2020
Congress leader Sharmistha Mukherjee termed the restaurant’s behaviour as ‘colonial mindset’, while others too lambasted the restaurant. “Restaurants in India thinking Indian clothes will cheapen the ambience of their restaurants. Kamaal hai Kamaal” tweeted a user.
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