An Air India pilot alleged he was asked to remove his turban at an airport in Madrid, Spain on Wednesday.
Simran Gujral, the pilot subjected to the insult has claimed this happens regularly with Sikhs at the Madrid airport and that he has not experienced the same anywhere else in the world.
I got a call from Captain Simran Gujral from the AIR INDIA flying AI 136 who was harassed at Madrid Airport where the airport officials mistreated him just because he was wearing turban— Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) November 26, 2019
This is a racial behaviour and a disrespect towards Sikh turban
He also requested the External Affairs Minister to address the issue at a global level.
I request @DrSJaishankar Ji to address the issue at global level and ensure that Sikhs don’t get mistreated globally because of their turban.— Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) November 26, 2019
Such instance happen very often at Madrid airport@ANI @htTweets @thetribunechd https://t.co/ZZkgnPhYCd
And netizens weren’t far behind to support the pilot.
We stand with Sikh community— Bharat Patel (@BharatP51997851) November 27, 2019
Happened in Madrid. Happened in Barcelona. Happen to any other #Singh #Sikh out there, where they touch your Dastar/Turban…?— Bal Bansal (@BalBansal) June 11, 2018
What’s wrong with the authorities at #Madrid airport? A Sikh man may be the most trustworthy person you’ll have around at that place! #bullshit— Sparsh Mudgal (@MudgalSparsh) November 27, 2019
Bhai Sahab aap problem ginao mat …aap ye btao solution Kia ya Nahi…— Flying Arrow (laced with sarcasm) (@real_lies1991) November 26, 2019
Did Capt Gujral got proper treatment and a written apology from the authorities???
Sadly no action has been taken so far against the airport authorities. Further reports are awaited.