Delhi Golf Club gets notice from NCST over ‘Jaiñsem’ issue

Shillong, Jul 7: The Delhi Golf Club has been sought explanation by the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) following a complaint of discrimination of a woman from Meghalaya belonging to ST, inside the club premises.

It may be mentioned that Tailin Lyngdoh, from Meghalaya, who was wearing a Jaiñsem, was asked to leave the Delhi Golf Club because the club staffers believed that her outfit looked like a “maid’s uniform”

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

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

The NCST also said that if 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 summons for appearance of the office bearers of the club in person before the Commission.

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