Written bySiddhant Pandey ·
The family was caught stealing a wide array of hotel accessories by the hotel's staff members.
The incident came to light after a video surfaced online, which has since gone viral.
In the two minutes, two second-long video, which was shared by Twitter user 'Hemanth' on Saturday, hotel staff members can be seen searching through the family's luggage. They found various items including hangers, hand washers, earthen pots, hairdryers, etc.
Initially, the family is heard arguing with the staffers, however, when someone mentions calling the police, they adopt a more apologetic tone.
In the clip, a woman can be heard asking the staff to not alert the police while a man repeatedly apologizes and even offers to pay for the stolen items. However, the staff maintains that it's not a matter of money, but respect.
This family was caught stealing hotel accessories. Such an embarrassment for India.— Hemanth (@hemanthpmc) July 27, 2019
Each of us carrying an #IndianPassport must remember that we are ambassadors of the nation and behave accordingly.
India must start cancelling passports of people who erode our credibility. pic.twitter.com/unY7DqWoSr
Pointing out that Indonesians treat Indians with the utmost respect, Hemanth suggested that Indians should travel with a list of dos and don'ts, adding that the Indian government should consider canceling the passports of "people who erode our credibility."
A Twitter user chimed in, "If they can afford a holiday outside India then I am sure they can easily afford them."
What a shame .. dont understand what do they get by stealing hotel items ? if they can afford a holiday outside India then i am sure they can easily afford them .. then what makes them to steal these things ? Just for fun ? For sure their passports should be cancelled 🤬— Crime Master Gogo 2.0😎 (@Aaila_GOGO) July 27, 2019
The worst example of entitled indian travellers who are a disgrace to the image of our country. Casually stealing hand washes, room artefacts, hair dryers from a hotel room in Bali. And the uncle pawing the hotel person at the end is just 🤮 pic.twitter.com/UONwWCKmUq— Mini Mathur (@minimathur) July 27, 2019
This is exactly the reason why Indian railways had the foresight to attach a toilet mug to a chain.— Halwa-e-Hind (@e_halwa) July 27, 2019
But there is still theft of blankets and pillows taking place.@acjoshi knows best.
Hemanth also drew attention to the fact that just last week, industrialist Harsh Goenka had shared a notice from Hotel Arc-en-ciel (Gstaad) in Switzerland, which laid out guidelines for Indian travelers, such as not taking food away when they leave from the buffet breakfast.
Goenka had slammed the hotel, but acknowledged that Indian tourists can be "loud, rude, and not culturally sensitive."
Reading this notice I felt angry, humiliated and wanted to protest.— Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) July 22, 2019
But a realisation dawned that we as tourists are loud, rude, not culturally sensitive. With India becoming an international power, our tourists are our best global ambassadors. Let’s work on changing our image! pic.twitter.com/7R4ZrZIXKi
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