An upscale restaurant in Delhi named ‘WE Qutub’ got into trouble for denying entry to a Sikh man from Delhi, allegedly due to his religion and the attire he wore.
Param Sahib got into an altercation with the restaurant manager who reportedly not only denied Param and his friends’ entry into the plush restaurant but also misbehaved with him and his friend on Saturday night. He took to Instagram to post his ordeal.
He described the events in an Instagram post and wrote, “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 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.
“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.
However, after taking it up on the photo-messaging app, the restaurant regretted whatever happened and tendered an apology to Param Sahib. They extended their apologies to his friends as well and assured that instant corrective measures had been taken against the manager and confirmed that Ravi Kishan, the restaurant staff, who allegedly misbehaved with the patrons had been fired following his ‘intolerable misconduct.’
As a redemption, WE Qutub restaurant also agreed to organise langar for 100 poor street children as demanded by Param Sahib.
Param Sahib today took to Instagram to acknowledge and accept the apology tendered by the restaurant and said, “We have amicably decided to close this on.”