‘Denied stay due to woman’s lack of driving licence’

A couple from the North-East has alleged denial of check-in at a Delhi hotel for a room booked in advance due to regional bias.

The couple from Manipur arrived at the hotel located on the Mahipalpur National Highway on the evening of January 14, with the booking confirmation ticket only to be denied the stay-over as both of them did not have driving licences.

“I showed my driving licence and my wife showed the PAN card as identity proof. But the hotel authorities refused us the right to check-in saying every individual from North-East need to show a driving licence to check-in,” said the man

He claimed that when he stayed in the next hotel he “just had to show his driving licence as identity proof to check-in.”

“I am very upset not because of the money I lost. I just do not want them to treat us like this,” he added.

The hotel authorities concerned, however, denied the allegation claiming people from North-Eastern States are its “regular customer”.