Omar Abdullah detained at US airport

17 October, Srinagar

Expressing frustration over “random” secondary immigration check after arriving in the United States (US), former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah wished he had stayed home instead.

“Another “random” secondary immigration check upon landing in the US. Thrice in three visits, the randomness is growing tiresome now,” Abdullah, who is the working president of main opposition party in Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (NC), wrote on micro-blogging site twitter late last night.

Abdullah said he was in the US to speak at an event organised by New York University. “I’m here to speak at an event organised by NYU but I almost wish I’d stayed at home instead. Ah well, that’s two hours well & truly wasted,” he said.

Referring to Shah Rukh Khan, who had been vocal about his experience after being detained at the airport in Los Angeles earlier this year, Abdullah said, “I just spent TWO hours in a holding area and this happens EVERY time. Unlike @iamsrk I don’t even catch Pokemon to pass the time.”

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