Lahore Gymkhana has told its members to ensure that their ‘private servants and maids’ do not enter the premises. 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’.
Some social media said the government should take action against it for this discriminatory policy.