State Govt-Funded Tour Of Mumbai Ends In Horror For 500 J&K Girls: Report

New Delhi: A group of 500 girls from Jammu and Kashmir had a horrible experience during their stay at a hotel in Maharashtra’s Mumbai over safety and hygiene concerns. According to a Times of India report, the women complained that the hotel reviews mentioned a sex racket and photos of some nude women were found on the phone of an employee.

“A total of 500 students were put up at the Royal Palms Hotel in Goregaon and others were given rooms in a hotel in Saki Naka. However, dinner arrangements were made for all students at Royal Palms,” TOI quoted one of the professors accompanying the students as saying.

The professor said that the students had searched online for reviews about the hotel and panicked after they came across news that a high-profile sex racket was busted at Royal Palms.

He also said that the rooms were unclean, stinky and the bedsheets had stains which made students uncomfortable. They also described their Mumbai hotel experience below par as compared with Delhi and Ahmedabad. The group also faced space issues as the hotel management arranged dinner tables for only 100 people.

“Dinner was to be served for 800, but the table arrangement was for only 100, leading to chaos. When dinner was on, the lights went off for 20-25 minutes,” the publication quoted them as saying.

“At first we thought it was a power failure, but then the students noticed that the lights had been switched off to move away a few guests who may have been involved in shady activities,” the professor said.

The report further stated that an argument erupted between the staff and the students and when one of the students snatched the staff member’s phone, they found nude pictures of some women. The girls and teachers were on a country tour arranged by the IRCTC in partnership with the J&K Higher Education Council. The tour is funded by the J&K government.

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