The Fact News Service
Gurugram, August 28
Harteerath Singh Ahluwalia, the director of Hemkunt Foundation – an NGO, has alleged that a restaurant in Haryana’s Gurugram named “Jalsa” denied him entry because of his ‘kirpan’.
Sharing a video on X, Harteerath wrote, ‘Last night at Jalsa, a place I visit for momos, I was met with sheer disbelief. They denied me entry simply because of my kirpan. This happened in the 21st century, in a city like Gurgaon. It’s astonishing how some people and places still continue to discriminate.’
In the video, Harteerath Ahluwalia can be purportedly heard telling a staffer of Jalsa, ‘Aapne discrimination ki hai, tabhi main yeh video bana raha hoon… Kirpan hai, talvar nahi hai (You discriminated against us, that’s why I am making this video… This is a kirpan and not a sword).