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Sushma Swaraj Apologises After Manipur Girl Alleges Racial Harassment At Delhi Airport

Monika Khangembam from Manipur alleged racism and harassment by immigration officials at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on July 9. She took to the social media to tell her faced with the officer who allegedly questioned her nationality. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted her apologies to the girl and promised to take the matter to the concerned authority.

Source: hindustantimes.com

Monika Khangembam wrote on her Facebook wall that when she went to the immigration desk at the IGI around 9pm, an official looked at her passport and said, “Indian toh nahi lagti ho”. He then allegedly at her and asked her how many states comprised the country, in an apparent bid to “know her Indianness”.

The bloody racist immigration desk at it again! Looks at my Passport and says, "Indian toh nahi lagti ho". I get that…

Posted by Monika Khangembam on Saturday, July 9, 2016

On Sunday night, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted: I am sorry to know this. Immigration is not with me. I will speak to my senior colleague Shri @rajnathsingh ji to sensitise Immigration officials at the airport.”

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj gave her word that she would speak to Rajnath Singh, who currently serves as India’s Home Minister. Monika Khangembam is planning to file a complaint once she returns from Seoul after 15 days.

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