South Delhi restaurant bars disabled’s entry
Born with arthrogryposis — a rare congenital disorder, which leads to lack of muscles in arms and legs, Nipun Malhotra, was allegedly denied entry into an eatery in a South Delhi mall on Friday night. The Delhi government on Saturday, ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident of alleged denial of entry to a disabled rights activist by an eatery.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has directed the Sub-divisional Magistrate, Vasant Vihar, to conduct an inquiry and submit factual report to his office by Tuesday.
Without commenting on the merits of any individual case till the findings are out, the Delhi government has made it clear that the national Capital should lead by example on how people from all segments of society have a right to live their lives honourably.
“It was brought to the notice of the Deputy Chief Minister that the bar and restaurant KEYA located in the DLF Promenade Mall, had reportedly refused to allow entry to Nipun Malhotra on Friday evening,” the government said in its release.