No Room For Tourists From Kashmir In Hotels At Delhi’s Paharganj

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Updated on 6 Sep, 2017 at 4:29 pm

In a shocking incident, three hotels in Paharganj have allegedly denied accommodation to a family from Kashmir. Media reports suggest that they have been asked by Delhi Police to remain vigilant from the people of Kashmir.

This comes after the recent Pathankot attack in which seven Indian soldiers were killed and five terrorists were neutralized.

The family of Arif Hussain from Kashmir had to reportedly spent the night at New Delhi railway station on January 9 till they boarded their train to Uttarakhand later on January 10.


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He took to Twitter and addressed Delhi Police chief B S Bassi and chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. Arif said that even after producing their identity cards, they were not given the accommodation in the said hotels.


According to Arif, the management of the hotel refused them only because they were from Jammu and Kashmir.

An editor of a news website tweeted to help Arif and his family.



The family finally got an accommodation in a rest room at the station.



However, the hotel owners association at Paharganj denied knowledge of any such incident, but assured that necessary action will be taken if Arif contacts them.

Daljeet Chaddu, chairman of the association, said that they have instructions from Delhi Police about checking the identity cards of customers and to keep a photo copy of them.

He said that if they find anything suspicious about anybody, they are supposed to inform the police.

On its part, Delhi Police have kept themselves away from the incident and denied any special instructions regarding denying the accommodation to people from Jammu and Kashmir.

A spokesperson of Delhi Police said that they will order a probe into this incident and will take the due action if they receive any compliant from the person.

Former chief minister Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah also tweeted about this incident.


It seems that the misconceptions about Kashmiris are growing in Delhi. Recently, Imran Shah and Dr Amaar Khan who were living in the national capital for quite some time were beaten by some goons when they were on their way to their residence.

According to them, those who attacked them started shouting that these Kashmiris look like ISIS men.

“This is what is happening with us. ISIS are not humans; they kill people and how come we are like them. We are respectable citizens,” they said.

During these winter months, people associated with the shawl and clothing business, visit Delhi. When India claims that Kashmir is an integral part of country, then please treat the people of Kashmir as the respectable citizens of India.