I agree with Shahrukh Khan. A lot of people have pointed fingers back at Shahrukh and India's VIP culture etc. My simple question to them is that what is the need to question a person for more than an hour over and above the immigration official? Let alone for a well known and VIP like Shahrukh. VIP culture or not, in India too, if a person is take away from immigration area for some kind of questioning, it is only in case there is some kind of legal issue involved. A normal visitor to the country won't be taken away for more than an hour questioning as a "business as usual".
I also refuse to believe the usual questioning and 'no one is above the law' story being circulated. Not that I know Shahrukh Khan personally but over period of time his conduct in public has demonstrated him to be a person of reason. His calm in difficult situations is quite known in media. I do not think his feathers have got ruffled just by routine questioning. There must be more than what is in public domain, what happened in those 66minutes US officials claim, it took to release Khan! What ever information I have about US officials, I won't be surprised if they had indeed grilled Khan on his name or religion.
US is long known for having dual standards, the Guantanamo bay prison stands mute testimony. Whatever truth has trickled out that forsaken place, its like thousand times worse than any Indian lockup or prison. Shame of them! Really!
4 years ago