Burqa wearing Hindu woman leads to security scare at Delhi’s IGI airport

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New Delhi: A Hindu woman wearing a burqa caused a security scare at Delhi’s IGI airport on Monday, Hindustan Times reported.

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel stopped the woman when she entered Terminal 3 of Delhi airport. The security staff got suspicious as “her Muslim attire did not match with her Hindu name given on the flight ticket”, the report said.

“The incident took place on morning of September 25. At 7:15 am, our intelligence staff noticed the suspicious movement of a burqa-clad woman. During enquiry, it was found that the woman was a 26-year-old Hindu and travelling to Mumbai by Jet airways flight 9W 358. The plane was scheduled to fly at 10:30 am,” a CISF official told Hindustan Times.

The authorities also called in the Investigation Bureau.

During the investigation, the woman revealed that she was travelling with a 43-year-old Muslim man, who is from Madhya Pradesh and living in Jeddah, the report added.

“She told us that the man is her fiancé and she had come to meet him in Delhi. But she could not give satisfactory reasons on why she was wearing a burqa. The IB was called in,” the officer added.

The couple were however allowed to travel after nothing suspicious was found in their possession.

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