Sikh American says barred from Mexico-US flight over turban

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MEXICO CITY: A Sikh Indian-American actor and designer said Monday that he was barred from boarding an Aeromexico flight from Mexico City to New York because he refused to remove his turban. The 41-year-old Waris Ahluwalia posted a picture of himself holding up his boarding pass and another in front of an Aeromexico customer service desk. The House of Waris chief was heading to New York’s fashion week. The Mexican airline issued a statement late Monday saying that it was obligated to follow “federal requirements in terms of security determined by the US Transportation Security Administration to review passengers.” As an actor, Ahluwalia appeared in the Oscar-nominated film “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and the US television series “The Carrie Diaries.” He also has modeled for clothier Gap.

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