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Kolkata restaurant racially abused by customer, shares ordeal on Facebook

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Oct 4, 2016, 1:29 pm IST
Updated Oct 4, 2016, 5:14 pm IST
Doma Wang is the owner of Blue Poppy restaurant, a popular eatery among young people in Kolkata.
Never in these thirty years have I ever considered my self different (Photo: Facebook)
 Never in these thirty years have I ever considered my self different (Photo: Facebook)

Kolkata: Apart from being a vibrant city with a rich culture, Kolkata has also been known for being an accommodating city where people from different regions and walks of life come and flourish.

But recent incidents, like the discrimination against a driver at a famous restaurant in the city, have raised questions over this reputation. As people are concerned over the spirit of the city being in danger, a restaurant owner is having serious doubts about being a part of the city.

 

Doma Wang, the owner of the popular Blue Poppy restaurant in the city, never felt like an outsider despite being a non-Bengali until a customer harassed her and racially abused her when asked to make less noise.

The customer called Wang and her staff Nepalis and outsiders, saying he and his ancestors have been living in the city for long. Wang shared her ordeal in a Facebook post.

Here’s the full Facebook post

The man was later identified by some users as Nabarun Dasgupta, as he himself also took to Facebook with an apology for his comments but alleged that he was cornered first in his own version of events.

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