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The US Feels Sorry After Canadian Minister Navdeep Bains Asked to Take Off his Turban!

Written by MKTLIST Blog Team Published On : May 17, 2018 1169
The US Feels Sorry After Canadian Minister Navdeep Bains Asked to Take Off his Turban!

Authorities from the Trump organization issued an expression of remorse after a security specialist at a Detroit airplane terminal, more than once, requested to a Canadian Minister to take off his turban, as the Minister said.  

Navdeep Bains, the nation's minister of Innovation, Science & Economic Development, said this to a French newspaper ‘La Presse’ on last Thursday.

Bains was coming back to Toronto after gatherings with Michigan state pioneers in April 2017 and went through customary security checks, but since he was wearing a turban, a security operator said to him that he would need to experience extra checks, as indicated by La Presse.

“He told me to take off my turban. I asked him why I would have to take off my turban when the metal detector had worked properly,” the minister said. The US revised its movement in 2007, enabling the Sikhs to keep turbans on while going through the regular security assessment process.

"It was an awkward affair," said Bains.

He declined the operator's demand to take off his turban, “I believed that it was an intrusion into my private life … They would never ask me to take off my clothes,”  he said. The operator then seemed raging.  

Bains said that when he travels, he rarely unveils his way of life as a cabinet minister to have a good travel experience and to see the same frustration as a normal man encounters while traveling.

The time when he was at his scheduled gate, it was a moment security specialist moved toward him asking Bains to come back to the security checkpoint – and again instructed him to pull out his turban from his head.  

“He told me: ‘You have to take off your turban.’ I responded politely that it was not a security threat and that I had passed all the security controls. Then he asked for my name and identification. I reluctantly gave him my diplomatic passport.”

This made Bains exasperated much.

“I was speechless … I was at the point of boarding and they asked me to take off my turban. But upon learning of my diplomatic status, they told me that everything is fine. That’s not a satisfactory response.”

The episode led Chrystia Freeland, a foreign minister of Canada, to express frustration to her US partners. The two undersecretaries of the country security and transportation offices apologized for the incident.

Canada has more Sikh ministers than some other nation on the planet. In 2015, 20 Sikhs were chosen as parliament members and four – Bains, Harjit Sajjan, Amarjeet Sohi and Bardish Chagger – were designated as federal ministers.

“Unfortunately, these types of incidents do occur from time to time to minorities in particular. But it should never become the norm,” Bains said in a statement. “I will continue to promote diversity and inclusion across the country as our government has done since we took office. It is exactly why I ran for office.”

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