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Indian restaurant in Bahrain shut down after refusing entry to woman in hijab

The restaurant management put out an Instagram post, apologising for the mistake and has -- as a gesture of goodwill -- offered complimentary food to patrons on March 29.

March 27, 2022 / 06:37 PM IST
Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority (BTEA) said it is investigating the issue, which came to light after a video showing one of the staff blocking a veiled woman from entering the restaurant became viral. (Representative image)

Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority (BTEA) said it is investigating the issue, which came to light after a video showing one of the staff blocking a veiled woman from entering the restaurant became viral. (Representative image)

A popular Indian eatery in Bahrain has been shut down by authorities after a woman in a hijab was allegedly refused entry into the facility, reports News of Bahrain.

According to reports, authorities have told that they have taken the manager into custody and investigation has been started as per Bahrain's law against racism.

Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority (BTEA) said it is investigating the issue, which came to light after a video showing one of the staff blocking a woman wearing a hijab from entering the restaurant became viral.


The post was originally put out by Mariam Naji, a friend of the woman who was refused entry into the eatery in Adliya area of Bahrain's capital Manama.