A Sikh man from Delhi said he was denied entry to an upscale restaurant in Delhi Called We Quetub due to his religion and turban. The man named Param Singh went on Instagram and put allegations on the restaurant staff for denying entry to him and his friend on Saturday night.
He wrote in the Instagram post: HI @wequtub, today later in the evening, I along with my friends was not allowed inside the premises on the grounds of being a Sardar and having an untrimmed beard, with a reason saying that I am not cool enough as per the other Hindu gentry.”
He further alleged that his “female friends were spoken badly to with a crass attitude from the guy at the counter” of the restaurant.
“The guy at the counter said that we do not let Sikh people enter the lounge and that’s their motto, to which he later rectified and said that he didn’t like my pink shirt,” he added.
He stated he was surprised for being denied for being a sardar and how poorly the staff treated him and his friends.
“After posting the incident on Instagram, now owners are trying to contact us, they are feeling sorry. They also contacted us on Instagram. We are just trying to figure out the middle way for them to apologise… because when we posted it on Instagram, many people sent me messages about similar incidents at We Qutub,” Param told new agency IANS.
“The owner is in Dubai he did not bother to say sorry.. he’s not even concerned about the incident,” he said.
“We asked them to post an official apology and to organise langar for 100 poor kids, we are still in talks with them. I don’t want this to happen to anyone anymore. I just want them to stop this,” he added.
The owners of the restaurant posted several times on Instagram issuing apology to Param Singh.
With inputs from IANS.