This Kolkata Man Was Stopped From Entering A Local Mall Because He Was Wearing A Dhoti. WTF!?

The world we live in is a strange place. Sample this,

As you walk into a high end restaurant and ask for clarified butter on your rice with exotic vegetables, it’s supremely classy. And when you walk into same restaurant and ask for desi-ghee on your pulaw, you become and alien.

Language or dress somehow has become a barrier in our country, which is ironic, as THIS is where everything originated in the first place. Does the 21st century’s modernisation, globalisation, industrialisation tells us to be away from the values and the culture that we stand for? Because, that’s news to me!

And that’s exactly why Debleena Sen was outraged when someone she knew wearing a dhoti, was not allowed to enter Quest Mall, Kolkata. The guards stopped him, hushed in their walky-talkies and took them to their office. She writes an FB post saying –

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Yet another incident. After a series of restaurants it’s now a mall refusing entry to someone. A man wearing a dhoti and kurta was not allowed to enter Quest Mall in Kolkata today.
Apparently wearing dhoti or lungi isn’t allowed in this particular mall anymore. This form of racial profiling has induced in our society so much that it’s disgusting.
The guards outside stopped him and confirmed with someone over the Walky-talky and then let him enter only because the man in question argued in ENGLISH.
When inside we approached the management team there and the man clearly stated that they DO NOT ALLOW people wearing dhoti and lungi to enter.
Further more when the manager of the place ( some woman) came in and sat down to talk asked me strictly that I cannot video record anything even though I clearly have the right to record anything in a public space. That’s when we decided it’s best to leave the place to rot.
I feel sorry for the state of our nation today and I’m sorry I WILL NOT KEEP QUIET ANYMORE AND WILL QUESTION THE AUTHORITY!!!


She says that as soon as the man argued and interacted in ENGLISH, they let him enter. But eventually they left the mall as it was disrespectful to the person’s individuality, his culture and his way of life. You can watch the video of man’s interaction with the security here.

When they went to the office, Debleena also tried to capture the video of the mall authority interacting with the man, but she was asked to shut off the camera.

I fail to comprehend this. Do you too?

How did we come so far to disrespect our own culture and values. Did 2017 set things in reverse? Because, this isn’t the progressive society that we keep talking about.