Yadav said that a manager associated with DLF Place, Saket, told them that the children would require “special permission” to enter its premises.
New Delhi: A prominent South Delhi mall on Wednesday “refused” entry to a group of children from Maharashtra, many of whose parents have committed suicide due to farm distress, Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav said.
Mr Yadav said that a manager associated with DLF Place, Saket, told them that the children would require “special permission” to enter its premises. The mall authorities rejected the charge.
When contacted, an executive of the mall said there was some “miscommunication” when the children reached the mall around 4 pm, which was “resolved and they were even taken around the mall and provided refreshments”.
“The kids were wearing kurta pyjamas and Nehru caps. Around 4 pm, the guard disallowed the children and called the junior manager. The junior manager, in turn, refused entry to them, saying such kids need special permission to enter the mall,” said Mr Yadav
The children, numbering around 40, are staying at an ashram in Maharashtra’s Nashik district, which houses children whose parents have committed suicide owing to farm crisis. The children are in Delhi to participate in a farmers’ protest.