Evident that the restaurant denied food to the children because they were poor and dirty, said the fact-finding report.
News Delhi: Trouble seems to be mounting for the Delhi restaurant, accused of refusing to serve a group of economically deprived children, as a fact-finding team in its report revealed that the restaurant, 'Shiv Sagar', turned away the street kids.
The Delhi government had launched an inquiry into a woman, Sonali Shetty's complaint that some underprivileged children were denied service at a restaurant where she had taken them to celebrate her husband's birthday.
"I went to the restaurant along with eight street children who sell flowers and hand-fans near the restaurant. The owner discriminated against the kids and refused to serve them, saying they were not well dressed and looking dirty. Police did not register any FIR in the matter,” Sonali had told media.
The incident prompted the Delhi government to launch an enquiry into it.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia ordered the district magistrate of New Delhi to conduct an inquiry into the incident and submit a report in next 24 hours.
While terming the incident as 'typical colonial mindset and intolerable', Sisodia added that the Delhi government might cancel the license of the restaurant if charges were found true.
The restaurant, on the other hand, had refuted charges of discrimination and claimed that the children were creating trouble and disturbing other customers and thus were asked to vacate the place.