FROM A CORRESPONDENT
SHILLONG, June 28: Meghalaya Home Minister HDR Lyngdoh on Wednesday slammed the Delhi Golf Club for its alleged act of racial discrimition involving Khasi lady Tailin Lyngdoh on Sunday.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, Lyngdoh said, “While we understands the value and importance of rules and regulations such as dress code etc, that such establishment cherishes and adopts but it is grossly ucceptable to make racial comments such as ‘looks like a Nepali’ or humiliating statements like ‘her dress looks like that of a maid’.”
“Such remarks are intolerable. What is really painful and shocking to learn that Lyngdoh, who has off and on been travelling all over the world from Europe to the Middle East on account of her ture of work, has not face such an abusive treatment until she stepped into the Delhi Golf Club,” stated the Home Minister.
The Minister reminded the so called elites of this vast country that while sitting on lavish clubs attired in their finest finery or in their fine silk dresses, raising their glasses of fine champagne to toast for ‘freedom and independence’ that they enjoy which have help them elevated to such heights of prosperity in the society,’ was solely made possible through the pains of blood, sweat and tears shed by selfless leaders like our beloved Gandhiji and others like him, who wore only traditiol and humble dresses to expressed their genuine patriotism.
The Home Minister appealed the people of the rest of the country not to look down or discrimite the people of the Northeast region merely on account of their ethnic cultural dresses, customs and unique facial appearance in order to bring a tionwide unity and love without a trace of discrimition.