Mumbai: Musician and singer Adnan Sami on Sunday claimed that the Kuwait airport immigration department called his staff members “Indian dogs”. The Pakistani-turned-Indian further expressed anger over Kuwaitis’ “arrogance”. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has taken cognizance of the issue, which has galled Twitterati. Adnan, who visited Kuwait for a performance, tweeted to the Indian Embassy in Kuwait about the matter last evening.
“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?!,” Adnan tweeted. Later, he also tagged Sushma Swaraj, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and the Ministry of Culture.
Sushma Swaraj was quick to respond to Adnan’s message. She asked him to “Please speak to me on phone” and Adnan thanked the minister for the “ever so prompt reply”. Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, meanwhile, assured Adnan that the “most dynamic” Sushma Swaraj has acknowledged the matter.
@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
The dolts in Kuwait 🇰🇼 who’ve done this must be treated under their own laws which means severity that can’t be imagined! Shame that they’ve behaved in this manner! https://t.co/iijlGE93Vz
— SUHEL SETH (@suhelseth) May 6, 2018
The singer replied: “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.” The incident has left Twitterati annoyed and exasperated.