Friday, December 10, 2010

India Outraged Over TSA Pat Down of Indian Diplomat

LA Times has the story of the "sari with the fringe on top*":

— Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed concern Thursday that India's ambassador to the U.S. was patted down by a TSA agent in Mississippi.

India's foreign minister called last week's pat-down of Ambassador Meera Shankar unacceptable. Shankar had attended a conference at Mississippi State University and was catching a flight to Baltimore from Jackson-Evers International Airport.

Witnesses told the Clarion-Ledger newspaper in Jackson that Shankar was told she was singled out for additional screening because of her sari, which drapes across the body and is worn by many Indian women.

*My apologies to Rodgers and Hammerstein
H/T Rob Port
Cross posted at LCR, Lady Cincinnatus .

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