Bollywood star in US 'racial profiling' row

US apologises to Shahrukh Khan for "delay" after actor was held for 90 minutes by airport immigration officers.

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    A diplomatic row is brewing between India and the United States after Bollywood film star Shahrukh Khan said he was detained by US authorities for more than 90 minutes on arrival at an airport near New York.

    The incident provoked widespread anger in India where campaigners say it remains common for South Asians and Muslims to be targeted by racial profiling for questioning by US immigration authorities.

    The US State Department said the actor had been merely delayed and said the incident was not a case of racial profiling. But the US embassy in Delhi issued a public apology to Khan for "any inconvenience or delay".

    Al Jazeera's Anu Nathan reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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