A married couple from Kerela, Shafeek Subaida Hakkim and Divya DV, were denied a hotel room in Bengaluru on Tuesday. Olive Residency Hotel at Annipuram Main Road in Sudhama Nagar denied entry to the couple because the boy was a Muslim and the girl was a Hindu.
Divya had an interview in Bengaluru and her husband decided to accompany her. According to the couple the receptionist denied them a room after he saw their ID cards.
As per reports, Divya had an interview at 2 PM and it was already 7 AM, so the couple decided not to waste any more time arguing with the hotel staff and went to some other hotel.
While speaking with NewsX , the victim Divya said, “We are not the only one who faced this issue; society is not ready to accept people of different communities living together.”
Divya further added that she will resort to legal remedy.
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On the other hand, the hotel owner has said that the couple did not have identity proof and did not have any luggage with them so they were denied a hotel room.
Earlier, Nupur Saraswat, an Indian-origin spoken word artist from Singapore was denied a room in a hotel in Erragadda, Bengaluru for a weird reason.
Saraswat having made prior bookings in the hotel via a travel portal was left stunned when the staff in the hotel refused to accommodate her room as she was a ‘single lady’ traveller.
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