Delhi Customs Responds To Kashmiri Journalist’s Viral Video On Bag Checking, Says 'Privileges Are Not Above Law'

delhi customs responds to kashmiri journalist’s viral video on bag checking, says 'privileges are not above law'

Delhi Customs Responds To Kashmiri Journalist’s Viral Video On Bag Checking, Says ‘Privileges Are Not Above Law’

Kashmiri Journalist vs Delhi Customs: After a video by a Kashmiri journalist about her bag checking at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport went viral, Delhi Customs said the bag scanning of international passengers is done routinely and the “privileges are not above the law”. The response from Delhi Customs came after Yana Mir posted a video on social media and alleged that the immigration officers were “rude” to her.

In response to Mir’s post, the Delhi Customs (Airport and General) said, “Bag scanning of international passengers is done routinely. While other paxs put their luggage inside the scanner without any fuss Ms Yana Mir felt needlessly offended. The staff remained courteous throughout. Privileges are not above the law. The footage tells the story.”

“Yana Mir didn’t cooperate at all when requested to get her bags scanned. Her luggage was ultimately picked up by airline staff and Customs officer for scanning as seen in the footage” the department wrote on X while sharing a video footage.

Earlier, Mir, who delivered a speech in the UK parliament about how she is not a “Malala Yousafzai” because she is “free and safe” in India, had shared a post along with the video of the bag scanning that had gone viral.

“How I was welcomed back to India: Madam scan your bag, open your bag, why do you have Louis Vuitton shopping bags? Did you pay for them? Where are the bills????

“What Londoners think of me: INDIAN MEDIA WARRIOR. What Delhi customs thinks of me: Brand Smuggler,” she wrote.

Ever since a video of Kashmiri journalist and activist Yana Mir criticising Pakistan for attempting to “dent India’s image on the international stage” surfaced, a Kashmiri journalist has been garnering applause from across circles. “I am not a Malala Yusufzai, because I am free and safe in my country, India. In my homeland, Kashmir, which is part of India,” Mir said during her speech.

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