A bar in Delhi denied entry to a woman who was wearing an ethnic dress. Sangeeta K Nag posted a video of the incident where an employee of the bar was heard saying to her, “ethnic is something we don’t allow”. Reported by Indianexpress
A restaurant in India allows ‘smart casuals’ but not Indian wear! Whatever happened to pride in being Indian? Take a stand!” she wrote on Twitter while sharing the video.
She also shared the dress code policy of the bar which read: “Dress code to be followed. Smart casuals only/ no shorts/slippers”. A man can be heard saying in the video that they are not in shorts or wearing slippers.
The video went viral across social media platforms from Facebook to YouTube and the restaurant was slammed for their dress code policy. Many called it ironic that in India, Indian clothes were not allowed. Accusing them of ‘colonial hangover’, many said their license should be cancelled.
As the video went viral, the owner of the restaurant and bar apologised 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. “