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'Not because I'm brown': Indian woman strip-searched at Frankfurt airport

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'Not because I'm brown': Indian woman strip-searched at Frankfurt airport File photo of Frankfurt airport: AP

New Delhi: An Indian woman was allegedly strip-searched at Frankfurt airport, prompting external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj to seek a report from the Indian consul general concerned.

"Raveesh - Plz send me a report on this. @CGIFrankfurt (sic)," Swaraj tweeted to Indian consul general in Frankfurt Raveesh Kumar on Saturday.

Her tweet came following news reports based on the woman's Facebook post in which she alleged that she was strip-searched at the airport while she was on her way to Iceland from Bengaluru on March 29.

"We were travelling to Iceland from India via Frankfurt with our 4-year-old daughter when I was asked to move aside for this 'random check', no explanations offered. I was taken into a room and was asked to lift my dress/take it off so that I could be checked to make sure I wasn't carrying anything under my clothes," Shruthi Basappa alleged in the Facebook post.

"I'm always the 'chosen one' for random security checks - pat down, baggage check, lets take you into a room for a closer pat down etc. Of course it is random. Of course it is not because I'm brown. But this happens every time. Every. Single. Time," she alleged.

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