Delhi Golf Club panel to probe ‘dress code’ case

The Delhi Golf Club (DGC) has decided to set up an inquiry panel, comprising people who are not members of the club, to probe the incident on June 25 when a Meghalaya woman dressed in traditional attire was allegedly asked to leave as her dress looked like a ‘maid’s uniform’.

Tailin Lyngdoh, governess to Nivedita Barthakur Sondhi, a Health Advisor in the Assam government, was allegedly wearing a jainsem, a traditional Khasi dress.

Three-member panel

“An incident involving some guests who had come for lunch has been widely reported. Since there are conflicting versions of the incident, it is deemed appropriate to institute an inquiry by independent persons who are not members of the club,” said Rajiv Hora, DGC secretary.

The three-member panel will be headed by Justice (Retd.) Mukul Mudgal. The other members are Renu Sehgal, lawyer and senior member of the Bar; and Sunayana Arora Singh, a journalist. The club said it will take further action after receiving a report from the committee.

Earlier, the DGC had issued a statement stating that it had apologised to the club member who had invited Ms. Sondhi and her son’s governess Ms. Lyngdoh for lunch.

It had also said that “an undesirable attempt” was being made to give the incident a “political and cultural overtone”.

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