A woman in Delhi recently alleged that a restaurant refused her entry for wearing a saree. However, the restaurant named Aquila took to social media and claimed that the guest had slapped their manager. They also alleged that she didn’t have a reservation at their eatery.
Saree is not allowed in Aquila restaurant as Indian Saree is now not an smart outfit.What is the concrete definition of Smart outfit plz tell me @AmitShah @HardeepSPuri @CPDelhi @NCWIndia
Please define smart outfit so I will stop wearing saree @PMishra_Journo #lovesaree pic.twitter.com/c9nsXNJOAO
— anita choudhary (@anitachoudhary) September 20, 2021
The woman however, tweeted a whatsapp chat with Aquila proving she had a reservation.
They are saying,reservation has not done or done for 1pm. again its a big lie from #Aquila .this is the proof. If some one is putting point of Aquila must go though the fact not with the fabricated video. @TimesNow @TNNavbharat @PMishra_Journo @CPDelhi @AmitShah #Sareeisourpride pic.twitter.com/VMvs0pbrmW
— anita choudhary (@anitachoudhary) September 23, 2021
Indian Express reports that a longer video of the incident shows a male staff saying that they cannot allow them to enter the premises because of their underage daughter who was with them. Take a look-
अकीला रेस्टोरेंट, अंसल प्लाज़ा। इनका कहना है कि साड़ी पहनकर रेस्टोरेंट में नहीं आ सकते! हमारा रेस्टोरेंट है नियम हम तय करेंगे 'we allow only smart casuals and Saari is not smart casual' @anitachoudhary @rohini_sgh @AnushaSoni23 @CPDelhi @ArvindKejriwal pic.twitter.com/NepSK3qKLq
— Prabhakar Kr Mishra (@PMishra_Journo) September 19, 2021
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Reports suggest that a restaurant spokesperson affirmed that Delhi’s excise laws do not permit a person aged under 21 to enter pubs. Aquila claimed the woman’s daughter was still underage.
The woman then retweeted her daughter’s notes on the matter after she took to Twitter. IE reports that the daughter admitted her mom had “pushed” the manager, but claimed her parents were treated “horribly by the staff constantly”. Take a look-
She alleged that she knows about “all the 17-19 years old kids you serve alcohol to”. And suggested the restaurant should simply apologise.
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