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After “Safe In India” Speech, Kashmiri Journalist vs Customs Over Bag Scan


A Delhi customs officer checks the luggage of journalist Yana Mir

New Delhi:

A journalist from Jammu and Kashmir who alleged immigration officers in Delhi had been “impolite” to her is seen in CCTV footage not cooperating when the officers requested to get her baggage scanned, the Delhi customs mentioned in a publish on X, previously Twitter.

Yana Mir, whose speech within the UK parliament about how she will not be a “Malala Yousafzai” as a result of she is “free and secure” in India, on arriving at Delhi airport posted on X that the Delhi customs thinks of her as a “model smuggler”, after her baggage had been opened and checked.

“What I mentioned in London about India: I’m free and secure in India. How I used to be welcomed again to India? ‘Madam scan your bag, open your bag, why you’ve gotten Louis Vuitton procuring baggage? Did you pay for them? The place are the payments?’ What Londoners consider me – Indian media warrior. What Delhi customs thinks of me: model smuggler,” Ms Mir mentioned within the social media publish.

Taking sturdy exception to Ms Mir’s publish, the Delhi customs mentioned she felt “needlessly offended” whereas the employees remained “courteous”. The customs division additionally posted CCTV footage exhibiting how baggage of worldwide passengers are scanned routinely.

“Ms Yana Mir did not cooperate in any respect when requested to get her baggage scanned. Her baggage was finally picked up by airline employees and Customs officer for scanning as seen within the footage,” the customs division mentioned within the publish.

“Bag scanning of worldwide passengers is completed routinely. Whereas different passengers put their baggage contained in the scanner with none fuss, Ms Yana Mir felt needlessly offended. The employees remained courteous all through. Privileges are usually not above legislation. Footage tells the story,” it mentioned.

Ms Mir refuted the allegations of searching for particular remedy on the airport. “I do not need particular remedy. However harassing residents like that is dictatorial. They must be well mannered and ask if something to declare, if very suspicious even after scanning then they need to be courteous, to open the bag in a closed space, not brazenly like this,” she posted in a reply to a touch upon X.

In her assertion on the ‘Sankalp Divas’ hosted by the UK parliament in London, Ms Mir had requested the worldwide media to “cease dividing” the individuals of Jammu and Kashmir. She had denounced the propaganda mechanism by Pakistan to “dent India’s picture on the worldwide stage”.

“I’m not a Malala Yousafzai as a result of I’m free and secure in my nation, India. In my homeland, Kashmir, which is part of India. I’ll by no means must run and search refuge in your nation. I’ll by no means be a Malala Yousafzai, however I object to Malala for defaming my nation, my progressive homeland, by calling it oppressed,” the Kashmiri journalist mentioned in her parliament speech.

“I object to all such toolkit members from social media and worldwide media, who’ve by no means cared to go to Kashmir, however fabricate tales of oppression from there,” Ms Mir mentioned within the UK parliament.

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