Singer Adnan Sami has claimed that his staff members were mistreated and called "Indian dogs" at the Kuwait airport immigration. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj took cognisance of the issue.
Adnan, who was in Kuwait for a live performance, drew attention to the matter via tweets on Sunday.
"We came to your city with love and our Indian brethren embraced us with it. You gave no support. Kuwaiti airport immigration mistreated my staff for no reason and called them 'Indian dogs'! When you were contacted, you did nothing! How dare the Kuwaitis behave like this with arrogance," Adnan tweeted to the Indian Embassy in Kuwait.
@indembkwt We came 2 ur city wt luv & our Indian brethren embraced us with it. U gave no support. Kuwaiti airport immigration mistreated my staff 4 no reason & called thm ‘Indian Dogs’! Wn u wr contacted u did nothing!! How dare d Kuwaitis behave like this with arrogance?! pic.twitter.com/9OPfuPiTW1— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) May 6, 2018
People were also outraged after the singer recounted his ordeal. In fact, singer Sophie Choudry also said that she had had a bad experience in Kuwait.
I had the worst time when I went to Kuwait as well. The airline was so difficult along with the immigration that we missed our flight and had to rebook an emirates flight just to get out!— Sophie Choudry (@Sophie_Choudry) May 7, 2018
Later, he also tagged External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Sushma Swaraj acknowledged Adnan's message, and asked him to "Please speak to me on phone."
While Sushma's reply seems to have been removed now, Adnan thanked for her prompt response.
Thank you for your ever so prompt reply. Will call you & give you details. Thank you very much.— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) May 6, 2018
Later, when the Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju wrote to Adnan, assuring him that the "most dynamic" Sushma Swaraj was looking into the matter. Kiren's reply to Adnan also seems to be unavailable now, but Adnan thanked the minister for his concern. Here's what he said:
Thank you so much for your concern my dear. @SushmaSwaraj is a lady full of heart & she is in touch with me & is looking after our people.. I’m so proud that she is our foreign minister & looks after us all over the world. https://t.co/2KjCIyRG6f— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) May 6, 2018
"I'm so proud that she is our foreign minister and looks after us all over the world," he said.