1. No sympathy for Omar Abdullah; Twitterati say ‘Americans tell a person’s worth on his face’

No sympathy for Omar Abdullah; Twitterati say ‘Americans tell a person’s worth on his face’

Omar Abdullah, former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, had to undergo a "secondary immigration check" in the US and spend two hours at the airport yesterday.

By: | New Delhi | Published: October 17, 2016 10:55 AM
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Omar Abdullah, former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, had to undergo a “secondary immigration check” in the US and spend two hours at the airport yesterday. Abdullah informed about this in a Tweet: “Another random secondary immigration check upon landing in the US. Thrice in three visits, the randomness is growing tiresome now,” Abdullah tweeted. In another tweet he said, “I just spent TWO hours in a holding area & this happens EVERY time. Unlike @iamsrk I don’t even catch Pokemon to pass the time,” a reference to Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan, who was “detained” in August at the Los Angeles airport, third time in seven years that he had been stopped by US immigration officials at the country’s airports.

Khan had tweeted that while he fully understood and respected security protocols, “to be detained at US immigration every damn time really really sucks”. Abdullah said he is in the US to speak at an event at New York University “but almost wish stayed at home instead”. “Ah well, that’s two hours well & truly wasted!!,” he tweeted.

However, unlike Shah Rukh Khan, Twitterati were not very kind to Omar after they learnt about his plight in the US.

Omar will speak at an event organized by New York University students on October 21.He is expected share the dais with Pervez Musharraf, former Pakistan President, Subramanian Swamy, a BJP leader.

(With PTI inputs)

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    Jai
    Oct 17, 2016 at 8:51 am
    If you are being degraded for 3rd time, just stop your visits, unless you have some private and confidential agenda
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      Karthik
      Oct 18, 2016 at 2:54 pm
      If you google "swamy srk" you will get a 2012 Dr Swamy video which explains one of the reasons behind why certain people are detained in US from India .. Certainly SRK and Omar fall in that category of reasons! Fort Mead is the reason!
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        diggychacha
        Oct 17, 2016 at 6:02 am
        Please read - World denounces the word "Terrorism" on the India Satire
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          h k
          Oct 17, 2016 at 6:24 am
          One must know why such security concern arise in USA & what is happening in Kashmir who is behind the curtain.
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            arun
            Oct 17, 2016 at 6:05 am
            why are you going again and again to US, what work do you have there?, if they are checking you again and again, Don't go to US again, its simple, don't create a big fuss on that twitter.
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              Jaswinder Singh
              Oct 17, 2016 at 5:42 am
              Twitterati are a breed of dogs!
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                Jayesh
                Oct 17, 2016 at 5:51 am
                Many of Indian leaders feel that they are enled to red carpet and rules for people's safety apply only to common people.I believe security agencies can make no exception and we must adhere to processes. We like it or not is a separate question. If the process is inefficient I agree people like Omar must take it up for improvement but not seek exception because of blah blah ....
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                  Narasimha Prakash
                  Oct 17, 2016 at 7:40 am
                  Did he expect a red carpet welcome??
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                    Pallab
                    Oct 18, 2016 at 1:57 am
                    Though USA has not lifted their hand from 's head completely but when comes to self security they r very choosy. Actually they now truly believe that terrorist do have a religion
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