MUMBAI: Popular 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. He has since then deleted the tweet.
Later, he also tagged Union Home Affairs Minister Rajnath Singh and Sushma Swaraj.
Swaraj acknowledged Adnan’s message and asked him to contact her over the phone. Adnan thanked her for the prompt reply.
Later, when the Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju wrote to Sami, assuring him that Swaraj was looking into the matter, the singer replied, “Thank you so much for your concern, my dear. Sushma Swaraj is a lady full of heart and she is in touch with me and is looking after our people. I ‘m so proud that she is our foreign minister and looks after us all over the world.”
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
Sami previously held a Pakistani passport and received Indian citizenship in 2015.