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July 12, 2004

It is more than a diplomatic gaffe when the Indian defence minister is forced to undergo a strip-search at the Dulles airport while on an official visit to the United States of America.

Somehow, post-9/11 paranoia doesn't cover this. If a Union minister can be forced to undergo such a treatment at the hands of immigration officers in the US, it is not hard to imagine what the ordinary traveller must be facing.

Which, in effect, gives the lie to the euphoria over Indo-US relations, and the economic and strategic partnership. The proof of the relationship is at the entry point, where Indians continue to be treated in an offhand manner.

Should the new government make treatment with dignity for its citizens the cornerstone of its dealings with the US? Tell us what you think.



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Sub: no USA ministers shud nt be forgiven

i feel that india should give the right answer to the USA minsiters visiting india by checking them at the airport itself twice and that ...


Posted by naveen khera





Sub: Should India remain silent?

It is highly ridiculous to think that the World is tolerating all sorts of Excesses USA is doing and not even showing a resentment.It has ...


Posted by Manmohan Daga





Sub: Is the dignity of our nation safe under these politicians and media?

How could the media forget that George was carrying the tag of one billion Indians? Why Indian Media is more interested in what Laloo says ...


Posted by Ananthoj Raghuram





Sub: Will Crying Help!!

West has a strange way of showing dis respect.It is one of those incidents which can only be handled personally. Ever since I have been ...


Posted by Anang





Sub: Was George Really Strip Searched ?

From the look of it this seems to be yet another tirade which only reflects the deep fellings of inferiority among Indians of a certain ...


Posted by donald




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