CISF orders probe after Kanimozhi says airport official questioned her nationality

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |

Updated: August 9, 2020 11:05:38 pm

A CISF officer at an airport allegedly expressed doubts over Kanimozhi’s nationality.

DMK MP Kanimozhi Sunday said a Central Industrial Security Force officer asked if she was an Indian when she requested the woman official to speak in Tamil or English. The incident is understood to have taken place when Kanimozhi was at the Chennai airport to take a flight to Delhi.

Narrating the incident on Twitter, Kanimozhi said, “Today at the airport a CISF officer asked me if ‘I am an Indian’ when I asked her to speak to me in Tamil or English as I did not know Hindi.”

“I would like to know from when being Indian is equal to knowing Hindi. #hindiimposition,” Kanimozhi, who is also the DMK’s women’s wing secretary, said on her twitter handle.

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) sought details from her soon after and said it had “ordered an enquiry into the matter”.

“Warm greetings from @CISFHQrs. We sincerely…

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