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Shiv Sagar restaurant incident violated Human Rights guaranteed by Constitution: Delhi Govt.

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New Delhi: The fact finding team constituted by the Delhi Government into the incident where some street children were denied service by the Shiv Sagar restaurant in Connaught Place, submitted its report on Wednesday stating that the act violated the Human Rights and Fundamental Rights guaranteed by the Constitution of India.

A fact finding inquiry into the incident was conducted by Sub Divisional Magistrate, Chankyapuri after the intervention of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

“From the aforementioned facts and circumstances, it is evident that the children were denied food by the restaurant despite the fact that they were ready to pay for the same because they were ‘poor and dirty’. This refusal clearly establishes discriminatory behaviour of the restaurant management and staff against the children on the socio-economic basis. Such an act violates the Human Rights and Fundamental Rights guaranteed by the Constitution of India, and is against its spirit and essence,” the report states.

The incident was widely reported on 12th June wherein a lady and few street children were denied entry at Shiv Sagar allegedly on the pretext that they were ‘poor and dirty’.

Taking a strong note of the incident, Sisodia had ordered an inquiry in the incident by the administration, asserting that the occurrence displayed a ‘typical colonial mindset’ which can’t be tolerated. (ANI)

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