CISF official requested if I used to be Indian as I didn’t know Hindi: Kanimozhi

Chennai/New Delhi, August 9

DMK MP Kanimozhi on Sunday alleged {that a} CISF official requested her if “she was an Indian” as she couldn’t communicate Hindi, whereas the paramilitary power ordered an “inquiry”, asserting that it was not its coverage to insist upon any explicit language. The MP thanked the CISF for rapid response.

“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,” Kanimozhi, who can also be DMK’s ladies’s wing secretary, mentioned on her official Twitter account.

According to celebration sources, the incident occurred in Chennai when the MP was to board a Delhi flight.

“I would like to know from when being Indian is equal to knowing Hindi,” she requested in a tweet with the hashtag “hindi imposition”. The CISF sought particulars from her quickly after.

“Warm greetings from @CISFHQrs. We sincerely acknowledge your unpleasant experience. Kindly DM journey details; name of airport, location, date and time of the incident for appropriate action in the matter,” the CISF tweeted.

The CISF mentioned it had “ordered an inquiry into the matter. It is not the policy of the CISF to insist upon any particular language”.

The MP replied: “Thank you for the immediate response and assurance to take action.” The CISF is underneath the Ministry of Home Affairs. — PTI 

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