Indian woman asked to strip at Frankfurt airport security check, alleges racism
The 30-year-old woman, an Indian passport holder with Icelandic residence permit, was travelling with her Icelandic husband and her four-year-old daughter to Iceland via Germany.india Updated: Apr 01, 2017 22:47 IST
An Indian woman was allegedly asked to remove her clothes at the Frankfurt airport as part of a “random security check” while she was on her way to Iceland via Germany with her family. The woman said she was the only person pulled aside for the strip search, and termed it a case of racial profiling.
The 30-year-old woman, an Indian passport holder with Icelandic residence permit, was travelling with her Icelandic husband and her four-year-old daughter when the incident took place.
As claimed by the woman in a Facebook post, she was travelling to Iceland from India, via Frankfurt, when she was asked to move aside for the ”random check” and with no other explanations offered.
“I was taken into a room, and was asked to lift my dress/ take it off so that I could be checked to make sure I wasn’t ‘carrying anything under my clothes’. This whole ordeal happened in front of my 4 year old,” the woman said in the post.
“I was given no explanation as to why I was put through this ordeal. My constant requests to be patted down gently because of a recent abdominal surgery (proof of which I was carrying on hand) was constantly ignored and resulted in being shouted at aggressively by the woman in charge. She then proceeded to call her supervisor who parroted the same lines about how they wanted me to take my dress off.”
First Published: Apr 01, 2017 22:46 IST