Gurugram restaurant refuses entry to a differently-abled lady, web is offended


We go to eating places and cafes to interrupt the monotony of life and unwind the errands of each day work life, however what in case you are denied entry since you are otherwise abled? Sounds disturbing? Effectively, it has occurred in Gurugram, the place a girl in a wheelchair has claimed {that a} widespread restaurant in Gurugram refused her entry as it could “disturb different clients”.

As per a sequence of tweets by Srishti Pandey, she visited Raasta, positioned in DLF Cyberhub, Gurugram together with her finest pal and her household on Friday and the workers denied her entry due to the wheelchair. Her tweet reads, “I went to my @raastagurgaon with my finest pal and her fam final night time. This was certainly one of my first outings in so lengthy and I wished to have enjoyable. Bhaiya (my pal’s elder brother) requested for a desk for 4. The workers on the desk ignored him twice.”

“Wheelchair andar nahi jaygi (the wheelchair will not go inside)”. This was allegedly the reply she obtained from the workers on the restaurant’s entrance desk.

As quickly because the tweet surfaced on social media, folks began reacting with anger and the restaurant administration apologised for the incident and mentioned that they’re wanting into it.

Goumtesh Singh, Founder Accomplice at Raasta, mentioned responding to her submit, “I’m personally wanting into this incident. Let me begin by apologising on behalf of complete workforce for any dangerous expertise that you will have had. Please relaxation assured if any of our members are discovered within the improper, acceptable motion will likely be taken towards them.”

In her tweet thread, she has talked about that in the first place, she thought it was an “accessibility concern” however she was “left shocked” when the workers on the restaurant recommended that her presence may disturb different clients.

Her different tweet reads, “Andar clients disturb hojaynge” (The shoppers will get disturbed) and denied us entry, with a lot of ease. This got here from the workers of a freaking fancy place.”

After quite a lot of argument, she obtained a desk exterior, and if we go as per her tweet, “The skin seating was ridiculous. It was getting chilly. And I am unable to sit out in chilly for lengthy as a result of my physique will get spastic. It is actually unsafe for me.”

In the identical thread, she raised a query. “Why ought to I be made to sit down exterior anyway? segregated from everybody else? If we wished an out of doors seating we might have requested for it?”

Her concluding tweet reads, “However is me simply current that a lot of a disturbance for you? Why do I all the time need to combat for the smallest of issues? Why was I DENIED entry in a public place? Who’re they to disclaim my entry similar to that? “ Ought to I cease going out in any respect solely then? As a result of apparently I do not belong with others. As a result of I am a “disturbance” for others. As a result of their moods apparently get “ruined” after me. I’m heartbroken. Awfully unhappy. And I really feel disgusted.”

The Gurugram Police has additionally responded to her tweet searching for her contact particulars for additional motion. The submit has gone viral and has been retweeted 2716 instances until now.

Actor-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt additionally reacted to her tweet, and wrote, “Am terribly saddened that this occurred to you. We undergo from an absolute lack of grace as a society. Wheelchair accessibility is one factor however refusing to see a human being who’s confined to 1 as an equal and deserving of dignity is kind of one other.”

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