A young couple in Mumbai filed a police complaint against a nightclub in Juhu, which allegedly denied them entry in to a party on Sunday, on the grounds that Indians are now allowed.
The complaint has been lodged against the door girl, a foreign national and another employee of Trilogy Pub, located inside Hotel Sea Princess.
Jennifer Chavan and her fiance Shanu Mallik had reached Trilogy at 2.30 am on Sunday to celebrate Mallik's birthday. Mallick told The Times of India that the door girl stopped them and told them that they could not enter as they were Indians.
On seeking explanation, the couple were told that "Indians were not desired in the nightclub as they did not fit in."
Chavan, a resident of Bandra, said that she was infuriated as she was denied entry on grounds of nationality. "Refusing entry for some reason is fine, but she said we would not be allowed because of our nationality," Chavan, told The Deccan Chronicle.
"We do not have any complaint against Trilogy, but we have lodged a case against Natasha, the door girl," added Chavan, who works as an event manager.
The Santa Cruz police have registered a case against Natasha, under Section 4 of the Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955, which deals with punishment for enforcing social disabilities, including access to public shop, restaurant, hotel or place of public entertainment.
The police also have taken the statement of the pub staff and collected the CCTV footage.
The Trilogy maintained that the couple were not discriminated, instead were denied permission as their names were not on the guest list.