A restaurant in Delhi’s Ansal Plaza earned the ire of the public after allegedly refusing to let a woman enter simply because she was clad in a saree. The woman who is a journalist took to social media to express her frustration at the incident.
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Posted by Anita Choudaary on Monday, September 20, 2021
India Today reports Anita Chaudhry saying, “I am married. I was married in a saree. I have two daughters and my family and I love it when I wear saree. I am a saree-loving person. I love Indian attires, I love Indian culture. I believe saree is a most elegant, fashionable and pretty attire,” she added.
She also shared a video in which the restaurant staff can be seen informing her that she was denied entry because they believed a saree does not qualify as “smart casual” attire. Take a look at the video below.
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
“After that, many excuses were given against the saree but I was not allowed to sit in the restaurant because Indian paridhan saree is not a smart outfit in our India, Bharat, Hindustan,” she wrote.
People online believed the restaurant was at fault and reacted to the incident.
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Shame on #aquilarestaurant You are an Indian and you are denying entry to people in Indian attire?
You are hurting our heritage!
If you are so westernised stop your functionality in India and move west!@smritiirani @poonam_mahajan you must take a stand in this https://t.co/8sfeARMXps
— thegirlintheparalleluniverse🌼 🇮🇳 (@AwakenYuvti) September 22, 2021
Saree is a traditional n very dignified attire for women. Even in our Missions abroad, saree is preferred by Indian ladies on important occasions n even appreciated by foreigners. How can saree be disallowed in a Delhi restaurant?@HMOIndia
@nsitharaman @SmritiIrani@M_Lekhi https://t.co/NsAtvj64hb
— SuryaVeer 🇮🇳 (@Veer09Rudra) September 22, 2021
Don’t you think a saree and other Indian attire should qualify as smart casuals in India? Tell us.