Should Kalam have been frisked?
Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s frisking at the Delhi international airport has sparked uproar in the Indian media.
The government has filed a police report against Continental Airlines, whose staff frisked Kalam, violating a Bureau of Civil Aviation Security directive exempting specified VIPs and VVIPs from security checks.
Social networking sites were abuzz with angry Indians wondering how Americans would have reacted if, for example, former U.S. president Bill Clinton had been frisked.
For its part, the airline issued a statement saying both there were no exceptions to its security policy and it believed that Kalam had not been offended.
What do YOU think? Should Kalam have been frisked?