Elderly woman from Meghalaya wearing a traditional Khasi dress was allegedly asked to leave the Delhi Golf Club
New Delhi,June27:An elderly woman from Meghalaya wearing a traditional Khasi dress was allegedly asked to leave the Delhi Golf Club even as she was having lunch with a member on Sunday.
The woman, Tailin Lyngdoh, works as a governess for Dr Nivedita Barthakur Sondhi, a member of the club who is an honorary health advisor to the Assam government.
Dr Nivedita Barthakur Sondhi had invited around eight guests for lunch on Sunday, Tailin Lyngdoh was wearing the traditional jainsem Khasi dress when a few minutes into the lunch meeting the manager of the club asked Lyngdoh to leave the table and the room.
Dr Nivedita Barthakur in her Facebook post wrote:
“An extremely proud, Khasi lady who has travelled the world in her Jenseim from London to UAE was thrown out of the Delhi Golf Club because her dress was taken for a maid’s uniform!
Despite she being invited in her own right as a guest of a member. She was humiliated and the two gatekeepers of haute culture of Delhi, one Ms Sumita Thakur and Mr Ajit Pal, did not even have the grace to apologise. The room was full of Delhi elites who make their maid’s and nannies wait outside in the heat lest they pollute their surroundings, and I bet many of them were civil servants and keepers of the Indian constitution.
It was so appalling at many levels: that a citizen of India is judged on her dress and treated as a pariah; that in this day and age human rights of so many citizens can be trampled on just because he /she earns an honest living as a help.”
The post soon went viral on the net with netizens attacking the “elite class Delhiites”.
The Delhi Golf Club is yet to issue a statement on the incident.