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SRK detained at New York airport for about 90 minutes for interrogation n then let off. Big deal! Yes, he is a popular superstar but to expect that security and immigration dept of the United States will change their rules for the superstar is like living in fool's paradise. Ok, this can even be digested. Where was the need for the govt. to take it up with the authorities and demand an explanation? Some 'greats' expressed their anger on TV channels saying it's an insult of democracy (I have never laughed so much before!) Your views

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Asked by sumati gayki, 14 Apr '12 04:21 pm
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"ETERNAL VIGILANCE IS THE PRICE FOR LIBERTY " is a well known adage and as such each country ,big or small, has every right to pay fullest attention about its own security and sovereignty as per the extant rules of the country .In the eyes of law ,specially in the civilized world like west(unlike in the subcontinent ),nobody---- honcho or pauper , is above the law .As such , SRK even being a Hindi film star ( I hate to call Mumbai films as Bollywood films to express our slave mentality to copy others blindly and show our insolvency of thought ) enjoying popularity here in India can not avoid immigration formalities of the US ,specially when he flew by a special private jet to land in an another airport ,other than a common airport like JFK. He was detained awaiting compliance of required formalities ,during which he was never misbehaved by any official .We should remember that US suffered most by the onslaught of terrorists activities on 9/11., in context of which they are now caut ...more
Answered by HARIJIBAN BANERJEE, 28 Apr '12 01:42 pm

 
  
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I think US Police takes Bollywood movies too seriously.Ever since SRK has said,''Don ko pakadna mushkil he nahi.....''he's been detained 3-4 times. And the on more reason..that
SRK was carrying weapons of Mass destruction,DVD's of RA.one and MNIK. :))
Answered by Shravani Tendulkar, 15 Apr '12 09:13 am

 
  
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The thing was he was racially and religiously profiled. And u'r lucky you didn't travel to the US and get picked 'coz of the name on u r passport. Religion should be a no factor in determining a terror suspect- what u need is a proven criminal record of the 'suspect' to say the least don't you think?????

U expect that out of any civilized country that's not stuck in the neolithic era.
Answered by A Moin, 30 Apr '12 11:42 pm

 
  
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Our security should follow the example set by them, they shou7ld start checking all VIPS THOROUGHLY
Answered by SREENIVAS, 27 Apr '12 08:19 pm

 
  
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Well let us praise America
they did not give visa to Narendra Modi
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Mera Bharat Mahan
Answered by vaaaren, 23 Apr '12 01:09 pm

 
  
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I do not think so.my first duty is to show my identity when i enter in other company....it is like that ...no isult...it is the duty of everyone.....
Answered by pramod rajapurkar, 29 Apr '12 10:44 pm

 
  
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Instead of expressing anger on TV, Indian Govt should learn a lesson from the US security department. These people are habituated to ride on the waves for gaining votes. It's ridiculous.
Certainly there need not be any such exception with regards to security, only on the basis of one's celebrity status. The developed technology enables criminals to escape from strict security channels. The means like wearing a mask of famous personality, plastic surgery are few ways to make security people fool.
Unless mentioned in state protocol, the security rules need not be relaxed for any individual.
Answered by shreevallabh kalantri, 29 Apr '12 06:32 am

 
  
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1. There was some confusion because a talibaani had forged his identity to that of SRK
2. He had gone on a wrong and misleading visa...not applicable for his visit.
3. The brown skinned males are usually more subjected to more stringent checks by the immigration authorities at US airports.
4. Even our former speaker of Lok Sabha Somnath Chatterjee and Fornmer President APJ Abdul Kalam were even asked to take off their shoes and searched throughly.
5. That we Indians are more suspect in their eyes is true and derogatory but the SRK case is not selective.
6. Why we do not subject them to the same category of searching is a mystery and if this was the case of a Chinese dignitary then for sure these guys would have tasted their own medicine !
Answered by prasoon, 28 Apr '12 01:52 pm

 
  
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SRK fault is that he is Indian Super Star and not star like Europeans .
but dumb American thought may be he is talibani khan being escorted with Anita Ambani
Answered by kkkkkk, 21 Apr '12 10:08 am

 
  
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Americans may not know SRK is no big deal. They anyway do not know the difference between a traditionally dressed Arab and a turban wearing Sikh also. The ignorance of educated Americans also is definitely unmatchable.
Interesting thing is that their ignorance has hurt sentiments of Indians on a huge scale because whether you like SRK or not, an Indian repeatedly getting targeted at the US airports, is a matter of concern for many. Even with all the papers right, and such a huge social status, if somebody gets kind of humiliated, what may happen to aam-aadmi?
Answered by Kuldeep S, 04 May '12 08:26 am

 
  
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