Manipuri Woman Shares Her Experience Of Having To Prove Her "Indian-ness" At The Airport

Priyam Saha , 12 Jul 2016
Monika Khangembam
Monika Khangembam

Monika Khangembam, an activist from Manipur, recently became part of a raging conversation about racism on the internet. Her Facebook post describing a humiliating experience she had with an immigration officer at  Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport went viral yesterday.


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The power of the internet has ensured that the Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju, gives a statement. He said:

We have asked for a full report. Action will be taken.

Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj also tweeted about the incident:

Good on you, Monika!

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