One more Indian Delegate detained abroad at the Airport but this time he is no commonwealth, he is Shah Rukh Khan.
Shah Rukh Khan was detained at the White Plains airport in New York for more than two Hours by the Immigration Authority of USA. Shah Rukh Khan along with Nita Ambani went there on a private plane, as Shah Rukh Khan was scheduled to give a lecture at the Yale University.
US authorities have expressed sincere apologies for the act and added that the act was not moved by any intentional motive. Indian ambassador to US, Nirupama Rao, was contacted by the external affairs minister, S.M. Krishna, to discuss upon the matter. S.M. Krishna added that this is the tendency of US to first detain the Indian officials at the airport and then give apology.
Reason behind detaining Shah Rukh Khan is still not clear. According to the people present there, everyone else were instantly cleared by the immigration authority, only Shah Rukh Khan was barred for more than two hour.
Shah Rukh Khan got upset due to the act. As soon as the officials of the Yale
University came to know about this they immediately contacted the Dept. of Homeland Security and the Immigration and Customs Department at Washington, and talked about the detention of Shah Rukh Khan.
Due the the detention Shah Rukh Khan got two hours late for his lecture as he was scheduled to attend a meeting at 2 pm and to give the lecture at 4pm but instead he gave the lecture at 6 pm.
In his lecture he told the students of the Yale University about the incident and added that it happens all the time. Last time Shah Rukh Khan was detained at the Newark Airport in New Jersey In 2009.
Daughter of the Ambani’s is a student at the Yale University.