Indian Ambassador to the US Meera Shankar was pulled from an airport security line, taken to a VIP waiting room and patted down by a female Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent in the Jackson, Mississippi airport. Others could observe her during her humiliating pat down ordeal.
This might have been part of the TSA’s plan to reduce the federal debt as at huffingtonpost.com/harvey-gotliffe-phd/a-pat-on-the-back-and-els_b_785224.html.
She had presented her diplomatic papers to officers and was escorted by a Mississippi Development Authority representative and an airport security officer. She may have been singled out because she was wearing a sari, which is a traditional Indian robe that is draped across the body.
The Jackson airport does not yet have full-body scanners, which meant that the ambassador became subject to a complete pat down.
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She had been a guest of the University of Mississippi and there may not be many others willing to be guests of Ole Miss, not after the story received worldwide media coverage.
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This bad press could also cut down attendance at one of Mississippi’s largest tourist attractions — the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum in Tupelo.
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