Airport official didn’t make racist remarks, finds probe

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  1. airtel

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    Updated: July 20, 2016 10:12 IST | Vijaita Singh


    Days after a woman from Manipur alleged that she was subjected to racist comments by an immigration officer at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, an internal inquiry conducted by the Bureau of Immigration has found the official not guilty of any such act, a highly placed government source told The Hindu.

    The immigration official only asked general questions, the inquiry found.

    The woman, Monika Khangembam, who was travelling to Seoul, South Korea, had posted on her Facebook post on July 9: “The bloody racist immigration desk at it again! Looks at my Passport and says, “Indian toh nahi lagti ho”. I get that all the time so don’t react much to it but then he goes on, “Pakka Indian ho?” with a smirk. I still don’t react. What really got me was when he said, See... You yourself need to know your Indianness. How many States are there in India?”

    Following this post, the Minister of External Affairs (MEA) tweeted that she was sorry to know of the incident and though immigration was not a subject dealt with by her Ministry, she would request her colleague Home Minister Rajnath Singh to look into the matter. Minister of State (MoS) Kiren Rijiju had also ordered a probe into the incident.

    CCTV footage seen

    The source said that the inquiry panel analysed footage from the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras installed at the immigration desk and even recorded the statements of independent witnesses. Another woman passenger, who was present at the adjacent immigration desk, will also be questioned now.

    “We conducted an inquiry and found that the official only asked her one question — to name the States Manipur shares its boundary with. It is not unusual for immigration officials to ask such questions. We take these complaints seriously and last year we even dismissed an official when a complaint made against him by a woman was found to be genuine,” said the official.

    “We will not tolerate any black sheep in the organisation but cannot take action against officials without any evidence. The woman in this case seems to have misunderstood the entire episode. We are sensitising our officials on these aspects now,” said the official.


    http://m.thehindu.com/news/national...racist-remarks-finds-probe/article8871667.ece
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  3. airtel

    airtel Senior Member Senior Member

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    ^ one more attention hoe ................... For CHEAP PUBLICITY & few Facebook likes they can do anything .
     
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    Mikesingh Senior Member Senior Member

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    Bullshit! Is this a general knowledge quiz or what? Next they'll ask people to sit for a written exam and quote para and verse from the Mahabharat to prove their 'Indianness'! Jeeez! :crazy:
     
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    whr invaders hv been eulogised, heroes binned!!
    i (once/twice) and some compadres though have been 'quizzed' a few times......nevertheless, one very funny incident occurred once when a senior-seeming official was almost scolding everyone to be in proper queue. the look on the faces of some firangs was hilarious and unforgettable! :rofl:
     
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    they ask such questions to everybody just to check whether passport is genuine or not ....................Not only in India but all over the world ...............& they never asked ask people to sit for a written exam and quote para and verse from the Mahabharat to prove their 'Indianness'.................

    this is not racism .........in fact she is a racist & lair ..............she created a fake story " “Indian toh nahi lagti ho” ............"pakka Indian ho ?? " <<<<<<<<< just to get some Facebook likes .
     
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    hit&run Elite Member Elite Member

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    Her picture with Congi leader is floating on internet for quite long. She is also wannabe leader as per other newspaper snips posted.

    I never wanted to post the same on another thread because racist comments can be made against anyone and we shouldn't assume people are telling lies by looking at their affiliations.

    Since the probe is done all those who beat their chests should drop few lines in regret or at least learn a lesson that reaction should be guarded.
     
  8. Sakal Gharelu Ustad

    Sakal Gharelu Ustad Detests Jholawalas Moderator

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    I am always against this browbeating on racist issues, specially in case of India. It creates false victimhood mentality, which never gets cured.
     
  9. Mikesingh

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    I disagree. I have been a gazzillion times abroad and no one stopped me or my wife and asked silly questions though my wife too is from the East!
     
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    Racist comments are wrong, and so is a false accusation.

    Anyone can throw around an accusation, but before jumping the gun, one needs to see the veracity of the accusation.

    It is good that there were cameras at the immigration desk. Given that we have had attacks on North Easterners, no accusation should be taken lightly, and every accusation must be verified.
     
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