New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday appointed Senior Advocate V. Giri as Amicus Curiae for examining the wider issue of prevailing discriminatory practices in society.
The high court appointed the Amicus Curiae in view of a plea filed by a Khasi tribe woman challenging the Delhi Golf Club’s decision of asking her to leave the club due to her traditional attire.
Abu Dhabi-based Assamese doctor Nivedita Barthakur had complained that a governess from Meghalaya was not allowed at Delhi Gold Club in June 2017 because she was wearing a jainsem, a traditional Khasi dress, and was taken for a maid.
On December 12, the Delhi High Court had granted time to the club to place on record the latest amended by-laws.
Referring to the by-laws submitted by the club, the tribal Khasi woman’s counsel Senior Advocate Vrinda Grover submitted that they have now entrenched the discrimination. The bench listed the matter for further hearing on January 20.
Counsel for the Delhi Gold Club on December 5, had submitted that an apology has been given to the lady.
Responding to the claim of the counsel of the Delhi Gold Club, Grover had contended that the affidavit submitted by them says that they have not apologised.
However, on December 12, the Club’s counsel submitted that one apology has already been given.
Grover contended that it is not an apology and they are saying that it is a mistake of an employee, but the employee has followed their by-laws, and it is written in there.
The counsel of the Delhi Gold Club submitted that the bylaws have been amended in the year 2017.