Hindu-Muslim Couple Denied Room by Bengaluru Hotel
“His ID said Shafeek, her ID said Divya. That’s why I got suspicious,” said the receptionist of the hotel.
Shafeek Subaida Hakkim and Divya DV, a married couple from Kerala who were in Bengaluru for some work, were refused a room at Olive Residency in Sudhama Nagar because he’s a Muslim and she’s a Hindu. Speaking to TNM, Shafeek said that the receptionist at the hotel refused to give them a room after he saw their ID cards.
The receptionist, for his part, had a strange justification for not allowing an interfaith couple to stay at the property.
When TNM contacted the hotel, the receptionist accepted that he was the person who refused a room to the couple. He also said that he refused to give them a room because the man was a Muslim and the woman was a Hindu. The receptionist said:
His ID said Shafeek, her ID said Divya. That’s why I got suspicious, and I told them I wouldn’t give them a room and sent them away.
Bute speaking to ANI a couple of hours later, the receptionist said:
They saw the room and asked it for half an hour and were willing to pay Rs 600. They had no luggage and started fighting with me when I denied the room.
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