Indian Restaurant Shut Down In Bahrain For Denying Entry To Woman Wearing A Veil

Public on: 27-Mar-2022 Views 1462

Indian Restaurant Shut Down In Bahrain For Denying Entry To Woman Wearing A Veil

Authorities in Bahrain have shut down an Indian restaurant for allegedly denying entry to a woman wearing a veil. The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority has begun an investigation into the matter. The alleged incident took place at the Lanterns restaurant, located in the Adliya area of Bahrain’s capital Manama.

The restaurant authority has put out an apology statement on social media expressing regret for the incident. The duty manager has been suspended, the authorities said. According to reports, the duty manager is an Indian.

To maintain its reputation the restaurant also released a statement. “We have suspended the duty manager based on our investigation. We have been serving our customers from all nationalities living in this beautiful Kingdom for over 35 years now. Ours is a place for everyone to come and enjoy with their families and feel at home. In this instance, a mistake has been made by a manager who has been suspended and this doesn’t represent who we are,” the restaurant said.

The incident comes is pretty unusual for Bahrain, which is a Muslim majority country and general customs of Muslim society are well known in public spaces.

The man who stopped a veiled woman from entering the restaurant was apparently from Karnataka, that's currently been rocked by controversy over Muslim girls wearing hijab to school.

This comes amid the hijab controversy rocking Karnataka, with pro and anti-hijab protests.

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