This is completely atrocious.
Making full body ‘pat-down’ or ‘feel-up’ legal is acceptable for security reasons. But asking to remove turban, now that is complete blasphemy.
They really need to look at the system again.
And I dont say it because the position Mr. Hardeep Puri holds, or whatever, but there are religious sentiments involved there.
Damn You TSA!
- Indian envoy ‘airport turban row’ (bbc.co.uk)
- Indian envoy insulted, denies facing pat down (ibnlive.in.com)
- Indian Envoy insulted, asked to remove turban (ibnlive.in.com)
- TSA causes two international incidents by searching Indian diplomats (gadling.com)
- Indian envoy denies he was humiliated (ibnlive.in.com)