Sikh Youth denied entry at ‘American restaurant’ for wearing ‘Turban’

Not many people know about Sikhs outside India. According to many people in India, Sikhism is the best religion in the world.

On countless occasions, Sikh people have always proved that humanity is above anything else in today’s world because they help others at the need of the hour without even thinking about themselves and that’s so special about them.

But it hurts to see a Sikh youth being treated badly abroad. Gurvinder Grewal had a terrible experience in New York restaurant as he was denied entry just because he was wearing ‘Turban’.

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In the aftermath of the shocking incident, the Sikh youth was left “hurt and embarrassed”. The 23-year-old went to Harbor Grill in Port Jefferson, New York only to meet his friends after midnight on Saturday but the security at the restaurant did not allow him in with the turban, referring to a new policy of the restaurant.

As per New Indian Express, Grewal said, “I felt shocked, embarrassed and hurt. I never encountered a situation where I was refused service or entry into an establishment for wearing a turban”.

He added that he narrated his experience at the restaurant to the manager that he wore the turban to ‘practice his religion and want to spend some quality time with friends for the night’, as reported by New York Post.

Nonetheless, the manager did not allow him inside, citing the new restaurant policy at the bar that follows a dress code after 10 pm on Friday and Saturday nights, restricting all headwear, the report added.

“We do not allow hats or headwear in order to more capable identify people inside the establishment,” the restaurant said.

The restaurant also clarified the point, saying that Harbour Grill encourages people of all races and religions.

Grewal also added that Port Jefferson Mayor Margot Garant conveyed ‘apologies’ for the incident. “Throughout my life, I’ve faced verbal abuse and bullying about my appearance, mostly throughout the school. However, my basic freedom of entering public accommodations was never infringed upon,” he said.

Hailing from Chennai, Chaithanya G is the Managing Director of TheYouth. He has dedicated his whole life to reading and writing.