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Sushma Swaraj seeks report after woman made to strip at Frankfurt airport

The woman 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.

india Updated: Apr 03, 2017 01:04 IST
Agencies, New Delhi
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A passenger walks through a terminal at the Frankfurt airport in Germany.(Reuters photo for representation)

India has taken up with Frankfurt airport authorities the matter of an Indian woman being asked to strip by the security officials during her travel on March 29.

“@CGIFranfurt has taken up this matter with Frankfurt Airport authorities. The matter has been referred to the Police for investigation,” external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted on Sunday night.

“We are awaiting report of the police investigation,” she added.

The minister’s tweet came following news reports based on the woman’s Facebook post.

“We were travelling to Iceland from India via Frankfurt with our 4-year-old daughter when I was asked to move aside for this ‘random check’, no 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,” she wrote.

“I’m always the ‘chosen one’ for random security checks... Of course it is random. Of course it is not because I’m brown. But this happens every time...”

First Published: Apr 03, 2017 00:44 IST