Kolkata mall denied entry to this man because he wore dhoti, but was allowed later when he argued in English

People have slammed the mall authorities and asked how Indian attires were unacceptable in India. People have started a campaign online to boycott the mall.

By: Trends Desk | Kolkata | Updated: July 17, 2017 7:18 am
A Facebook user shared the shameful incident and the post has gone viral. (Source: Debleena Sen/ Facebook)

We have heard stories of men in the traditional Indian attire being denied entry in clubs, eateries and other public places in India during the British Raj. It seems that even in 2017, the colonial hangover is still looming in the erstwhile British capital.  In a Facebook post, Kolkata resident Deboleena Sen alleged that a man was not allowed to enter Kolkata’s Quest mall just because he was wearing a dhoti-kurta. But he was later allowed in as he argued with the guards in English.

Yup. Believe it.

Shocked by the “racial profiling” in her own country, Sen took to Facebook and wrote, “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.”

She elaborated what happened at the mall further and posted two videos and a photo that has gained national attention. In less than 6 hours, it had more than 1,500 shares and the video had garnered over 1 lakh views, at the time of filing this story.

In her post, she stated that after stopping them from entering the mall, through walky-talkies, the guards informed some people from the management and “then let him enter only because the man in question argued in ENGLISH.” To support her claim, she had a video showing the man demanding an explanation for the mall’s discriminatory practices.

Later, when they entered the mall, she also tried to capture the video of a mall manager interacting with the man but was asked to stop recording. Disgusted by the entire incident they left the mall and later appealed on social media to boycott it.

Read her full post here.

Here’s what people had to say:

Later, when they entered the mall, she also tried to capture the video of a mall manager interacting with the man but was asked to stop recording. Disgusted by the entire incident they left the mall and later appealed on social media to boycott it.

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