Ban on helpers a form of ‘colonial hangover’

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Members are therefore requested to please note and ensure that Maids and Servants are not allowed beyond car parking area,” the letter said…reports Asian Lite News.

Lahore Gymkhana has told its members to ensure that their ‘private servants and maids’ do not enter the premises, Friday Times reported.

In a notification issued on December 9, the Gymkhana administration said that it was observed that the clause of the Gymkhana rules that bans entry of ‘private servants and maids’ was being violated.

“Members are therefore requested to please note and ensure that Maids and Servants are not allowed beyond car parking area,” the letter said.

It also warned the members that their membership would be suspended in case of violations.

A photo of the said letter went viral on social media, with people terming the ban on helpers a form of ‘colonial hangover’.

“Lahore Gymkhana takes elitism to another level. Maids and Servants not allowed. One may be accompanied by a criminal but not maids & servants. Mind you after the promulgation of PUNJAB DOMESTIC WORKERS ACT, 2019, no one can be termed as a servant. Colonial hangover”, said a Twitter user.

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