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Sushma Swaraj Apologises To Manipuri Woman Who Was Harassed Because She 'Didn't Look Indian'

Delhi migration officers reportedly kept asking her questions about India to see if she really was an Indian.

11/07/2016 2:46 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:27 AM IST
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NEW DELHI -- In wake of alleged racial harassment of Manipuri woman Monika Khangembam, who was subjected to racial treatment at the Indira Gandhi International Airport's immigration desk, the Centre on Monday assured action, adding that there will be probe in the matter.

"We have received a report that a Manipuri girl who was going to South Korea was misbehaved and racially targeted. We have got a report that Delhi Airport Immigration officer misbehaved with her.so we have asked for details. There will be probe in this matter. Action will be taken as and when details are given to us," Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju told the media here.

Resonating similar sentiments, Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh told that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre doesn't approve of such conduct.

"In the last two years ever since the present government took over under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, not only there has been developmental works in North-East but there has been an outreach at the social and cultural level to bring North-east as close as possible to the mainstream of India. Therefore, it is for all of us to realise that the people of North-East are as much Indians as any one of us," he said.

"This is also an occasion to reassure friends and fellow citizens of North-East that the government of the day doesn't approve of such kind of conduct coming forth from any quarter," he added.

Khangembam has asked the authorities to take action and has been plans to write to the Ministry of External Affairs about the incident.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has tendered apology in her Tweeter posts:

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