Kolkata's biggest mall asks woman to breastfeed at home

Wednesday 05th December 2018 02:07 EST

KOLKATA: A young woman who was at Kolkata's famous South City Mall, was denied private space by storekeepers and security staff when she needed to breastfeed her daughter. In the feedback section of the mall's Facebook page, Abhilasha Das Adhikari recounted her ordeal, only to be surprised yet again with the page's reply. The social media page of the mall told her she should plan her baby's feeding arrangements properly and she should “do her home chores at home and not at a mall.” The post has gone viral since, triggering public outcry. In an attempt to control damage, the mall management even issued an “unconditional apology” which was met with so much anger that they had to remove the feedback option from its page. South City Mall vice-president Manmohan Bagri said the management was shocked at the reply posted by a young executive of the agency that was handling their social media.

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