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Sushma Swaraj apologises after Manipur girl alleges racism at Delhi airport

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Came To Rescue Of A Manipur Girl, Who Alleged Harassment And Racism At The Immigration Desk At Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Ankit Pal | Updated on: 11 Jul 2016, 11:09:25 AM

New Delhi:

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj came to rescue of a Manipur girl, who alleged harassment and racism at the immigration desk at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport.

This comes after Monika Khangembam alleged on Saturday that an immigration official asked her a series of offensive questions in an apparent bid to ascertain her “Indianness”.

After Manipur girl's post garnered a lot of attention on the social media, Sushma Swaraj tweeted that she will discuss the matter with her Cabinet colleague and Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

On Saturday, Khangembam shared on her Facebook wall that when she went to the immigration desk at hte IGI around 9pm, an official looked at her passport and said, “Indian toh nahi lagti ho” (you don’t look Indian).

Several other questions were posted on the lady even after she mentioned that she is getting late for the flight.

“I said I was really getting late and he goes like, “aircraft aapko chodke kahi nahi jaa rahi. Aaram se jawab do” (the aircraft isn’t leaving without you. You can answer at ease.)

The whole incident got slammed by several social media users.

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First Published : 11 Jul 2016, 11:07:00 AM