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SHILLONG, June 28: The Meghalaya State Commission for Women (MSCW) on Wednesday in a letter to Union Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju termed the Delhi Golf Club incident unfortute.
Referring to the racial discrimition hurled at the Khsi woman Tailin Lyngdoh, the MSCW said that the Golf Club cannot make a distinction between traditiol Indian attire and that of a neighboring country.
The letter to Rijiju was sent after a meeting of prominent women organisations from Shillong to discuss the incident wherein one Khasi woman was shunted out from the Delhi Golf Club for wearing a Jainsem.
“In a Khasi society which is egalitarian, all Khasi women wear the Jainsem which is the traditiol attire of the Khasis and the same is worn by the Khasis in India and abroad. It represents the identity of a woman who wears it every day and it is the most modest, dignified, graceful, versatile and elegant attire,” the letter to the Minister of State for Home stated.
The letter to Rijiju also stated that the Jainsem has been showcased in many fashion shows including the Lakme Fashion Week as well as the Fashion Intertiol London Fashion Week, World Intellectual Property Organisation, United tion, Geneva including other shows.
“It is unfortute that the world is aware and appreciates the Jainsem whereas our Indian brethren are ignorant of the same,” the MSCW stated.
The women organizations while unimously condemning the incident said that the act by the magement of the Delhi Golf Club discrimiting, racist and lack grace.
The letter to Rijiju also states that the comments made by the magement on the attire of Tailin Lyngdoh has gravely insulted and hurt the sentiments of the Khasis and violates the social and cultural rights of the victim.
The MSCW also stated that no apology can make up for the damage and loss of dignity caused to Lyngdoh and the erring magement should be taken to task for the same.
The MSCW said that they are proud of Tailin Lyngdoh who has displayed pride in wearing the Jainsem wherever she has travelled whether in India or abroad and also appreciated the courageous attitude taken by her employer N.Borthakur who stood by her.
Meanwhile, the Seng Khasi Kmie Shillong while condemning the incident said that they will petition the Prime Minister rendra Modi on the incident.
“The Seng Khasi Kmie will not tolerate this attitude of the magement of Delhi Golf Club, and we will petition the Prime Minister so that such incidents will not occur in future” Banteilang Singh Rumnong, president Seng Khasi Kmie said.
MSCE writes to Rijiju
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