My Dress is My Identity

What do you do if asked to leave an 'elite' club just because you are dressed in your traditional attire?

Kong Tailin Lyngdoh, a Khasi lady from Meghalaya, was asked to leave a golf club in Delhi for wearing her traditional dress. She was told that she looked like a Nepali and that her dress made her look like a maid.

To highlight this discrimination, the ‘My Dress is My Identity’ event was organised by the Northeast Solidarity at SCM of India, Bangalore on the 7th of July.

The event explored the issue Kong Tailin Lyngdoh faced and discussed solutions on how people from Northeast India can educate fellow Indians about various aspects of their culture, history, and habits including food and dress. RJ Catherine caught up with some friends from Northeast Solidarity at the event.

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