dec 9th, 2010
i think there's a reasonable case to be made out that this displays:
Chellaney Indian envoy's "pat-down" days ago was suppressed by Embassy but is in news today because of an obscure Mississippi daily http://is.gd/i...
Chellaney The Indian ambassador had a choice: Accept the "pat-down," or call up State Department and risk missing the flight. But she chose pat-down.
Chellaney Remember the Chinese Foreign Office's post-midnight summon to the Indian envoy? Instead of going in business hours, she showed up at 2 am!
quotes from article:
"The way they pat them down - it was so humiliating," said Tan Tsai, a research associate at MSU's International Security Studies center who witnessed the screening. "Anybody who passed by could see it."
Under the new guidelines, most who receive the full pat-downs are those who set off metal detectors or decline to use body scanners. Jackson Evers does not have body scanners yet because additional infrastructure is needed.
Shankar did not set off the metal detector, according to witnesses.
The guidelines also allow searches to be conducted in private if a passenger requests. Witnesses said Shankar asked for a private screening, but she was led to a clear box where two officers searched herin clear view.
"She is a very strong woman, but you could see in her face that she was humiliated," Tsai said. "The Indian culture is very modest."