IVY-The Island Bar, a restaurant in New Delhi‘s Vasant Kunj area, was previously unheard of but a tweet on Tuesday changed everything.

A Twitter user named Sangeeta K Nag posted a video on the microblogging site in which she was denied entry to the restaurant for she was wearing Indian ethnic dress- yes you read it right!

A restaurant in India’s capital city denied entry to a woman for she was wearing Indian ethnic wear…

“@bishnoikuldeep My shocking experience with discrimination at Kylin and Ivy, Ambience Vasant Kunj this evening. Denied entry as ethnic wear is not allowed! A restaurant in India allows ‘smart casuals’ but not Indian wear! Whatever happened to pride in being Indian? Take a stand!” she wrote on Twitter while sharing the


In the video, the hotel staff can be seen refusing entry to the lady and another person and was citing rules that they do not allow people wearing Indian ethnic wear.

The video went viral in no time and soon netizens lambasted the restaurant and its owner for not allowing someone to enter for wearing Indian wear.

“Restaurants in India thinking Indian clothes will cheapen the ambience of their restaurants. Kamaal hai Kamaal” twitted a user named GappistanRadio.

Congress leader Sharmistha Mukherjee termed the restaurant’s behaviour as ‘colonial mindset’.

“What the hell! If this Kylin & Ivy or any other restaurant still follow such colonial practices of not allowing guests wearing ethnic clothes, their licences should be immediately cancelled. Shame! @ArvindKejriwal @PMOIndia” she twitted.

It is a known fact that several restaurants and bars across the globe a dress code but disallowing customers because of Indian wear is something unheard of.

Northeast Now is a multi-app based hyper-regional bilingual news portal. Mail us at: contact@nenow.in