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India said on Thursday it will lodge a diplomatic protest with the United States after its ambassador was frisked at an airport reportedly on grounds that she was wearing a "sari".
Last week, India's envoy to the United States, Meera Shankar, was pulled out of the security line at a Mississippi airport and subjected to a "rigorous pat down", according to Indian officials, despite her diplomatic status.
"Let me be frank. This is unacceptable to India. We are going to take it up with the government of the United States so that such unpleasant incidents do not recur," India's Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna told reporters in New Delhi...
...However, the Times of India quoted Mississippi Lieutenant Governor Phil Bryante as saying he regretted "the outrageous way Indian Ambassador Shankar was treated" by the Transport and Security Administration.
Diplomatic immunity is a form of legal immunity and a policy held between governments, which ensures that diplomats are given safe passage and are considered not susceptible to lawsuit or prosecution under the host country's laws (although they can be expelled). It was agreed as international law in the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (1961), though the concept and custom have a much longer history.
Boy are you guys messed up with your logic.
Is this thread about the scanners or whether or not you like India?? They are two different issues.
Where is my apology? Where is my recourse? What's even more sad, is this is my country and my government, which is me. I should be more trusted than this lady, yet she is apparently held to a higher value than even our veterans returning home from war.