Random Ridiculousness: Indian Ambassador Is Not Feelin The TSA Feel Ups, Refuses To Return To The US

- By Bossip Staff Categories: News, Random Ridiculousness, SMH

TSA pat down

SMH at TSA and their violating procedures pissing off Indian ambassadors and ish:

India’s foreign minister said Thursday it was unacceptable that the country’s ambassador to the United States was patted down by a security agent at a Mississippi airport, and said he would complain to Washington. The ambassador, Meera Shankar, was returning from giving a speech at Mississippi State University last week when she was pulled out of line at the airport and given a pat down by a female Transportation Security Administration agent.

The Clarion-Ledger newspaper of Jackson, Mississippi, quoted witnesses as saying Shankar, who was wearing a sari, was told she was singled out for additional screening because of her dress.

Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna said this was the second time the ambassador had been singled out for a pat down in the past three months.

“Let me be very frank that this is unacceptable to India,” he said. “We are going to take it up with the government of United States, and I hope that things could be resolved so that such unpleasant incidents do not recur.”

A TSA spokesman said diplomats were not exempt from the searches, and that bulky clothing could prompt a pat down.

Karan Singh, a former Indian ambassador to the U.S., said if Shankar was singled out because of her clothing, the incident needs to be condemned. “I think she deserves an apology,” he said.

While the TSA has garnered criticism for its new security measures, including body scanners and pat downs, the controversy is especially emotive in India, where issues of modesty and status often collide with increasingly stringent airport security.

Last year, India was scandalized when former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was told to remove his shoes and was scanned by a metal detector before boarding a flight to the United States.


Via NYTimes


  • http://yahoo.com rose by any other name 350 8914 ™

    I have no symphathy for him, now he knows how it feels to be profiled!!

  • kg

    good for him this tsa is outta control

    • aw aw baby

      TSA should just light some candles, play some slow r&b, and open a bottle of fine wine before starting the pat down. I like the mood to be set before I open my legs.

  • riiight

    @worldchanger how the f..u..c..k u gon take a train from INDIA to the US?!

  • Just Bored

    I bet India wouldn’t fight the pat down if it were only for Black folks being profiled.

    I think this turn of events for some snooty non-Blacks in America is a bit of karma for them. Sometimes you gotta feel the pain to understand it.

    Racial profiling suuxs.

  • D

    @Glok…So fresh ta death, ..Like i jumped in my outfit and died !!!

    Maybe you should tell yo’ mama to get off the street corner & go put an application. TRASH!

  • D

    @Glok…So fresh ta death, ..Like i jumped in my outfit and died !!!

    Awww. I guess I struck a nerve… You illiterate trash. Learn to string together a coherent sentence. Then you can tell me what you think.

    • Glok...So fresh ta death, ..Like i jumped in my outfit and died !!!


  • teresa

    you know what? ppl are funny. If y’all get y’all wish and they stop patting down ppl. If a plane goes down, I don’t want to see nobody on here complaining about it cause you can’t have it both ways. I’m sorry, you can’t! SMDH! Y’all are ridiculous.

  • http://ilovetoronto.org/ Heather

    But if she deserves an apology who will apology to all those people diagnosed with serious medical problems who have been forced to go through this act of humiliation?

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