Sikh Hollywood actor was denied to board on a Mexican airline flight due to his turban and beard. Aeromexico staff members prevented him from boarding the flight due to his “appearance”
USA based Sikh civil rights group The Sikh Coalition have reported that Waris Alhuwalia was was denied the right to board his AeroMexico flight from Mexico City to New York City because he refused to remove his turban to do so.
This incident is yet another example of Sikhs facing discriminatory racial profiling. Alhuwalia has acted in Hollywood blockbusters alongside the likes of Denzel Washington and modelled for the likes of Gap, yet still faced the kind of discrimination many Sikhs face every day. Alhuwalia can be found on Twitter under the handle @House_of_Waris.
Sikh PA have continually worked towards highlighting the issue of racial profiling against Sikhs in the media. Early in 2015 Mankamal Singh of Singh Sabha London East discussed this on London Live News. See the discussion here – http://www.londonlive.co.uk/news/2015-03-11/islamaphobic-bullying-goes-viral.
To discuss the issue of Sikhs being victims of racial profiling, email Media@SikhPA.com.