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. 

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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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