Srinagar: Amid the ongoing controversy over the movie ‘The Kashmir Files’, a Kashmiri man has been allegedly denied room by a hotel in Delhi after which Oyo Rooms removed it from the platform.
In a roughly 2 minute video of the purported incident, the Kashmiri man is seen arguing with the woman at the reception why they were denying him the room booked by him online. The woman after apparently speaking with the hotel owner tells the Kashmiri man that the local police had directed them not to allow J&K residents into the hotel after which the man leaves.
However Delhi Police, in a a statement, denied having issued any such directions.
A Kashmiri has been denied accommodation at a hotel in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri. He had valid id and other documents. Is this the beginning of the cascading effect post airing of Kashmir files?@manojsinha_ @CPDelhi @DCP_NorthWest @raghav_chadha pic.twitter.com/N1POl90JCo
— Tanvir Sadiq (@tanvirsadiq) March 23, 2022
“A purported video is viral on social media wherein a person is being denied hotel reservation due to his J&K ID. Reason for cancellation is being given as direction from police… no such direction has been given… willful misrepresentation can attract penal action,” the Delhi Police tweeted.
“Some netizens are trying to discredit the image of Delhi Police through willful misrepresentation of the video in circulation which can attract penal action,” it added.
A purported video is viral on social media wherein a person is being denied hotel reservation due to his J&K ID. The reason for cancellation is being given as direction from police.
It is clarified that no such direction has been given by Delhi Police.(1/3)@ANI @PTI_News
— Delhi Police (@DelhiPolice) March 23, 2022
Meanwhile, the Oyo Rooms took the hotel off its platform after the video went viral.
“Our rooms and our hearts are open for everyone, always. This is not something that we will compromise on, ever. We will definitely check what compelled the hotel to deny check-in. We thank you for bringing this to our notice,” the hotel chain said in a tweet.