Kerala House, the statutory mission house of the State in the national capital, has found itself entangled in another controversy. This time, the allegation raised against it has a racist tinge.
Niranjan Kumar, a Coimbatore-based journalist, in his Facebook account earlier this week alleged that he was verbally abused by the canteen staffer at the cash counter. He had gone to the Kerala House canteen last week to have lunch.
It is informed that Niranjan, who is working at ‘Puthiya Thalaimurai’, a television channel in Coimbatore, was in Delhi last week and went to the Samridhi canteen at the Kerala House. The canteen staffer at the counter allegedly abused Niranjan by addressing him ‘Tamizhan’, the Malayalam word used to denote a Tamil Nadu native. Niranjan was reportedly embarrassed by this and was equally enraged by the obvious racist approach of the canteen staffer.