Delhi Oyo Row: ‘Not given such orders,’ says police

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After an undated video from a Kashmiri citizen had gone viral on Wednesday, the Delhi Police has said that the department has not given any orders to the hotels in the national capital to deny rooms to Kashmiri citizens.

The Delhi Police claimed that some nitizens are only trying to malign the image of the Delhi Police.

The Delhi police said that a purported video is viral on social media wherein a person is being denied hotel reservation due to his J-K ID.

“The reason for cancellation is being given as direction from police. It is clarified that no such direction has been given by Delhi Police,” the Delhi Police said.

The Delhi Police said that the aggrieved person in the video while posting the same on YouTube has stated that he stayed in the same area in another hotel and it was a lame excuse given by the hotel.

“Some netizens are trying to discredit the image of Delhi Police through willful misrepresentation of the video in circulation which can attract penal action,” Delhi Police said.

On Wednesday, National Spokesperson of Jammu And Kashmir Students’ Association Nasir Khuehami shared a video on twitter which showed a man from Jammu and Kashmir being denied accommodation at a hotel in the national capital.

Soon after the video went viral, the Oyo Rooms announced that it had delisted the hotel from its platform.

“We are appalled that this happened. We have taken the hotel off our platform immediately,” Oyo Rooms tweeted.

“Our rooms and our hearts are open for everyone, always. This is not something that we will compromise on, ever. We will definitely check what compelled the hotel to deny check-in. We thank you for bringing this to our notice.”

Khuehami claimed that the incident was due to the impact of The Kashmir Files.

“Impact of #KashmirFiles on the ground. Delhi Hotel denies accommodation to Kashmiri man, despite provided id and other documents. Is being a Kashmiri a Crime,” he tweeted.

The Kashmir Files is a film directed by Vivek Agnihotri on the events that led to the migration of Kashmiri Pandits in the 1990s. The film ran into controversy and was criticised by the Opposition for presenting a one-sided narrative of events.

The movie has also been endorsed by a number of Union Ministers and granted tax-free status by almost all BJP-ruled states, with some even granting leave to government employees to watch it.

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