In a bizarre case of racial profiling being reported from Kolkata, a man was allegedly denied entry in the mall because he was dressed in ‘dhoti’ and ‘kurta’. As per reports, the man was dressed in the Indian attire while he was entering Kolkata’s Quest Mall on Saturday.

Soon after they were denied entry to the mall, a friend accompanying the man, Debleena Sen, took to her Facebook handle and shared the whole incident.

In the post shared, Debleena who is also a Kolkata-based actor said, “Yet another incident. After a series of restaurants it’s now a mall refusing entry to someone. A man wearing a dhoti and kurta was not allowed to enter Quest Mall in Kolkata today.”

The incident made the headlines after the post shared on the social media platform went viral.

The post read:

Condemning the incident, Debleena Sen said, “This form of racial profiling has induced in our society so much that it’s disgusting.”

She further added, “When the manager of the place (some woman) came in and sat down to talk, she asked me strictly that I cannot video record anything even though I clearly have the right to record anything in a public space.”

First Published | 15 July 2017 6:07 PM
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