New Delhi: Mississippi governor Haley Barbour apologised to Indian envoy Meera Shankar after she was subjected to frisking at the Jackson Airport.
“I have spoken to Ambassador Meera Shankar and expressed my concern on behalf of Mississippi for the way she was treated by the federal Transportation Security Administration personnel while she was in our state."
"I assured the ambassador that I have taken up the issue with the TSA and with Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. I hope to see whatever necessary procedural changes made within TSA that make our visitors feel welcome and safe in the Hospitality State," said a statement by the governor.
Mississippi governor apologised to Indian envoy after she was subjected to frisking at the Jackson Airport.
Shankar who was dressed in a sari was subjected to a pat-down by security personnel at an airport in the state last week.
Calling the incident unacceptable, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna said it was a clear violation of diplomatic protocol.
The US state department also expressed regret over the incident. But TSA - whose personnel frisked the envoy - are unapologetic.