SHOCKING: Saree is not a smart attire
Aquila: Saree is not a smart casual, this was really shocking when in upmarket Delhi Restaurant Aquila in Ansal Plaza when a lady wearing Indian Saree was stopped to enter the restaurant citing the reason, “Saree is not a smart attire” and we will not allow you in. This became a big social media outrage, lets see first what exactly happened:
Social Media Outrage
Renowned Right-Wing Activist Shefali Vaidya who goes by the handle @ShefVaidya on Twitter was recently included in govt’s eminent list of handloom curators. She is also known for her taste in Indian Sarees, tweeted “Who decides sari is not ‘smart wear’? I have worn sarees at the best restaurants in the US, UAE as well in UK. No one stopped me. And some Aquila Restaurant dictates a dress code in India and decides saree is not ‘smart enough? Bizarre.
Another eminent personality is Anita Chaudhary who goes by her Twitter handle @anitachoudhary tweeted furiously and she even tagged Indian govt ministers too, she tweeted: “Saree is not allowed in Aquila restaurant as Indian Saree is now not a smart outfit. What is the concrete definition of a Smart outfit plz tell me @AmitShah@HardeepSPuri Please define a smart outfit so I will stop wearing saree” @PMishra_Journo#lovesaree
Uniform Sarees has always been a front runner in providing a sober disciplined look to Indian School Teachers or the office-going working women, not allowing someone wearing this beautiful six-yard wonder called saree is something everyone should condemn.