A sari is often described as the national attire for women in India. However, journalist Anita Chaudhry recounted an incident when she was refused entry to a restaurant in the nation’s capital because she was wearing one.
Chaudhary shared a video that has now gone viral on social media in which she can be seen being refused entry to the Ansal Plaza resto-bar in South Delhi with employees citing that her sari did not fit. of their âsmart and relaxedâ dress code. .
Vexed by this meeting, Chaudhary uploaded the video to his Facebook with the caption: “Listen carefully to this video because there is a restaurant in Delhi where the sari is not an elegant outfit.”
“After that, many apologies were given against the sari, but I was not allowed to sit in the restaurant because the Indian paridhan sari is not a fancy dress in our India, Bharat, Hindustan” , said the legend.
âThe humiliation that occurred because of my sari yesterday was bigger and more heartbreaking than any other insult that has happened to me so far,â she added in the caption.
“I am married. I was married in a sari. I have two daughters and my family and I love it when I wear a sari,” Chaudhry said on his YouTube channel.
“I am a person who loves the saree. I love Indian outfits, I love Indian culture. I think the sari is the most elegant, fashionable and pretty outfit,” she added.
The reporter stressed that the sari is not considered “smart clothing” in some parts of the country.
“I ask the Prime Minister, Minister of Interior, CM Delhi, Police Delhi and National Commission for Women to give me the concrete definition of ‘smart attire’ so that I can stop wearing a sari, âshe said.
Local media attempted to reach authorities in Ansal Plaza but were temporarily unavailable to respond to the incident.
Internet users were quick to react to the incident with numerous comments to boycott the restaurant.
âThe Delhites should go to this filthy restaurant in sari. Just to show them the power and BOYCOTT such filthy places,â one user wrote.
“I think a cheap place @aquiladelhi didn’t deserve to host a fancy person like you. No fancy hotel or restaurant has such dirty and rude staff at the front desk. These people have to learn the basics first. basic speaking skills, “wrote another.
âI don’t understand what’s going on in my country,â wrote a third user.