Notice to Golf Club on complaint of discrimination against northeast woman

NCST has issued a notice to Golf Club, Delhi on a complaint of discrimination from a woman from northeast belonging to ST.

Published: 07th July 2017 03:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th July 2017 03:16 PM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) has issued a notice to Golf Club, Delhi on a complaint of discrimination from a woman from northeast belonging to ST.

NCST has asked the club to submit its reply, facts and information in the matter and action taken on the allegation to the Commission within seven days.

The incident happened on June 25, when a Meghalaya woman, Tailin Lyngdoh, wearing traditional Khasi attire was told to leave the club on the ground that she is dressed like a servant. 

The woman works as a governess for Dr. Nivedita Barthakur Sondhi, an honorary health advisor to the Assam government and they were invited to lunch by a club member.

The Commission has issued a notice on the representation received from Chairperson, Meghalaya State Commission for Women and Civil Society of Assam. 

The Commission has also decided to investigate and inquire into the matter in pursuance of the powers conferred upon it under Article 338A of the Constitution of India.

It is mentioned in the notice that if the Commission does not receive the reply from the club within the stipulated period it may exercise the powers of civil courts conferred on it under clause 8 of Article 338A of the Constitution and issue a summons for appearance of the office bearers of the club in person before the Commission.

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