Over 100 people staged a protest outside a popular lounge bar in Greater Kailash-I on Thursday which had allegedly refused entry to a Naga woman photographer recently saying she did not have the “right profile”.
The photographer was allegedly first asked to reveal her nationality and after being told she is an Indian from the North-East, she was refused entry. Reportedly, the lounge bar was celebrating an ‘expat night’ and that was the reason given for the denial.
The protestors comprised mainly young working professionals, students and expats. “We are here to tell the lounge's visitors about the discrimination shown by these people. This was not a one off incident, there have been five such instances here before,” said Parul Singh, one of the protestors.
The protestors held a candle light vigil from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. to protest the incident. “We are also singing songs and it is a peaceful protest through which we are trying to speak out against such discrimination,”
she said. The incident took place on June 19 when the woman was denied entry while her friends, a German professional and a south Indian editor, were reportedly allowed in, apart from many other guests.
The woman has sent the lounge bar a legal notice, even though the management has been denying the charges.