Indian restaurant in Bahrain shut down for denying entry to veiled women

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An Indian restaurant in Bahrain’s Adliya has been closed by authorities after denying entry to a veil-clad woman, Gulf Daily News reported.

Reports suggest that the duty manager is an In-dian, who has been suspended post the incident. Bahrain media outlets reported that the incident came to the fore after the video of a restaurant staff blocking a veiled woman went viral on social media platforms.

Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority (BTEA) has launched a probe and asked all tourism outlets to comply with regulations and avoid enforcing any policy that violates the laws of the Kingdom.

“We reject all actions that discriminate against people, especially regarding their national identity” the BTEA said, adding that the step has been taken adhering to Decree-Law No 15 of 1986, which regu-lates the tourism outlets including restaurants and hotels.

The authority added that it is pursuing legal ac-tions.—AP

 

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