Omar Abdullah subjected to secondary immigration check in US

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Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had to spend two hours at the airport upon his arrival here as US authorities subjected him to “random secondary immigration check”.

Omar Abdullah
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However, 46-year-old Omar took it sportingly and said that this happens every time he visited the US.

He also said the random checks are growing “tiresome now”.

In a series of tweets from the airport, Omar said that he was subjected to another “random” secondary immigration check upon landing in the US.

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“Thrice in three visits, the randomness is growing tiresome now,” he 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,” he said.

Omar is in New York to speak at an event organised by the New York University.

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He tweeted “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!!”

In the past other high profile Indians too have been subjected to immigration checks. This included the Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan among others.

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Shah Rukh in August was detained by the US authorities at the Los Angeles Airport for several hours.

Frustrated over being detained once again, the Indian superstar took to Twitter to slam the US authorities.

He wrote, “I fully understand & respect security with the way the world is, but to be detained at US immigration every damn time really really sucks.”

(With agency inputs)

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