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
Sadly no action has been taken so far against the airport authorities. Further reports are awaited.