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Omar Abdullah subjected to secondary immigration check, ‘randomness growing tiresome now,’ he says

Omar Abdullah was subjected to random secondary immigration check by US authorities for two hours upon arrival at New York's airport.

By: PTI | New York |
October 17, 2016 1:06:17 am
Omar Abdullah, omar abdullah us airport, omar abdullah new york, Omar Abdullah secondary immigration check, Omar Abdullah immigration check, Omar Abdullah NYU, india news, indian express news Omar Abdullah said that he had to spend two hours at the New York airport with US authorities subjecting him to “random secondary immigration check.” (Source: PTI Photo/File)

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

“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 students New York University. 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!!”

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