An Indian woman was allegedly strip-searched at Frankfurt airport, prompting External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to seek a report from the Indian Consul General concerned on Saturday.
"Raveesh - Plz send me a report on this. @CGIFrankfurt(sic)," Swaraj tweeted to Indian consul general in Frankfurt Raveesh Kumar. Her tweet came following news reports based on the woman's Facebook post in which she alleged that she was strip-searched at the airport while she was on her way to Iceland from Bengaluru on March 29.
"We were traveling to Iceland from India via Frankfurt with our 4-year-old daughter when I was asked to move aside for this 'random check', no explanations offered. I was taken into a room and was asked to lift my dress/take it off so that I could be checked to make sure I wasn't carrying anything under my clothes," Shruthi Basappa alleged in the Facebook post.
"I'm always the 'chosen one' for random security checks - pat down, baggage check, let's take you into a room for a closer pat down etc. Of course it is random. Of course it is not because I'm brown. But this happens every time. Every.Single. Time," she alleged.