Telangana minister responds after racism allegations at Hyderabad Ikea store


The Ikea showroom right here has landed in an alleged racial controversy after senior journalist Nitin Sethi tweeted that his spouse, hailing from Manipur, was frisked whereas others earlier than weren’t, with senior Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao on Monday describing the incident as “appalling.”

Sethi additional alleged that the one who checked his spouse’s purchasing baggage, even sniggered at the truth that she had purchased all the pieces and did not even care to answer why she was singled out.

“Racist therapy at @IKEAIndia retailer in Hyderabad. Solely my spouse, from Manipur received frisked for items she purchased. Nobody else earlier than us. After which all supervisory employees got here to defend the racism. Nice present from an ‘worldwide retailer’. Cheers to a different regular day,” Sethi tweeted on Sunday.

“And the supervisors stated, yeah name police if you’d like, we are going to deal. And it did not finish there. Each day racism that our individuals face,” he stated in one other tweet.

Responding to Sethi’s allegation, Ikea India in a tweet stated it believes that equality is a human proper and condemns all types of racism.

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“At IKEA, we imagine that equality is a human proper, and we condemn all types of racism and prejudice. We remorse the inconvenience brought on to you whereas following the necessary billing protocol,” the Swedish furnishings maker stated.

As a course of, clients who self-checkout are requested for a remaining test earlier than leaving the shop to make sure the billing is right and clients don’t face any issues relating to double charging, repeat scanning of merchandise and many others, Ikea additional stated in one other tweet.

“That is appalling and completely unacceptable @IKEAIndia. Please guarantee a correct apology is issued & extra importantly educate, sensitise & prepare your employees to respect all of your clients graciously. Hope you’ll make amends asap,” Rama Rao tweeted.

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