New Delhi, June 29: The Delhi Golf Club on Thursday formed a three-member panel headed by a former High Court judge Mukul Mudgal to probe the Meghalaya woman incident who was asked to leave the premises for wearing a traditional Khasi outfit which its staffers believed looked like a “maid’s uniform”.
Earlier, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal spoke to Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on the issue and demanded stringent action in the incident. Union Minister Kiren Rijiju describing it as a “case of racial discrimination” and asking the city police chief to take appropriate action. The Union urban development ministry has sought a report from the Delhi Golf Club. Appropriate action will be initiated if the club is found violating human rights norms, a senior ministry official has said.
Reacting sharply, Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul M Sangma said such an incident was “unacceptable” and demanded legal action against the club. The club, however, said it was “unfortunate and regrettable” that an “undesirable” attempt was being made to give the incident a political and cultural overtone.
On June 27, a Meghalaya woman was asked to leave Delhi Golf Club for wearing traditional Khasi attire. The elderly woman named as Tailin Lyngdoh said,”We were invited for lunch at the Delhi Golf Club. We were all seated and the lunch was almost to be served. Suddenly the Club official came to me and asked me to leave the place. Maids are not allowed. They even said that I look like a dustbin.”
Narrating the humiliating incident, Lyngdoh who hails from Meghalaya’s Langtor village in Mairaing Civil Sub-Division said that she has visited numerous eateries and clubs in London, Abu Dhabi and Dubai but, no one had ever asked her to leave before.
“I felt ashamed and angry. I was wearing the traditional Khasi dress — Jainsem — and they told me this dress was not allowed. They were very rude,”Indian express quoted Lyngdoh who works as a governess. As per the reports, a member at the Delhi Golf Club had invited Lyngdoh’s employer Nivedita Barthakur, Health Advisor in Assam Govt on Delhi Golf Club.