Minissha Lamba harrased at Dubai Airport by officials !! Racial Discrimination in the Gulf !!

Updated on Oct 25, 2011 02:24 AM IST  |  7.8M
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MIDD DAY REPORTS : Incensed officer at the Dubai International Airport confiscated her passport and threatened to deport her last weekAfter being detained at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport for carrying jewellery worth Rs 50 lakh earlier this year, Minissha Lamba could be forgiven for thinking that her worst experience at an airport was behind her, but last Wednesday, all of it came back to haunt her.When Lamba arrived at the Dubai International Airport last week, her passport was confiscated, an official rudely asked her to "shut up and sit (down)", and she was threatened with deportment. According to Lamba, the problem arose when an immigration officer asked the actor for her lodging details. "Since I didn't remember my hotel-booking reference details, I asked an individual waiting for me outside the airport for the details. When I tried showing the details on my phone, the officer blew his top off and started to yell."Lamba reportedly asked the officer to calm down, but the incensed officer asked her to shut up or get deported. When Lamba argued, the officer snatched away her passport and pointing to a chair nearby rudely asked her to "Go, sit there". A senior official tried to help the actress, but the officer reportedly refused to comply.Lamba says, "He kept gesticulating and threatening me." Eventually, the senior official whisked her to his office, where her passport was returned. "When I return to Mumbai I will take this matter up with the authorities," says Lamba, adding in jest, "This has not been a good year for me at airports. Maybe I should travel by trains, until an astrologer says otherwise."ABSOLUTE DISCRIMINATION. !!I hope discrimination against Asians in the Gulf gets more coverage. Thank god in a way that this happened to a celebrity at least it shows how we Asian are treated in the Gulf.This is the treatment to Indian Celebrity, if you are regular traveller you will realise how the other common Indians are treated. Dubai guys thinks every Indian is a labourer. Its extremely serious matter for Indian Government to look upon. I vouch and challenge if they treat similarly to any US or UK citizen??I have seen this happen personally many times as I live in the Gulf !! Unfortunetly the Gulf has no human rights body , so its not like Asians can complain anywhere. The discrimination in the Gulf is horrendous, I see it everyday. At least in the west you can fight against it but here no way.
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