Kaala music director Santhosh Narayanan complains of ‘Racial Profiling’ at the Sydney airport

Santhosh Narayanan said that he was randomly picked up for a test for the 8th time at the Sydney airport.

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Santhosh Narayanan is arguably one of the most successful young music directors in the Tamil film industry. And, now, he is in the news for a shocking reason. As it so happens, Santhosh just took to Twitter and said that was subjected to ‘racial profiling’ at the Sydney airport and ‘insulted’ by the authorities. He went on to add that such incidents are not okay and need to stop.

“I was “randomly” picked up for the 8th time in a row at the Sydney airport for a chemical substance test and a rude officer insulted my intelligence. Racial profiling needs to stop. @SydneyAirport,” he said.

As it so happens, the authorities at the Sydney airport took note of the tweet and responded to it. They said that the security procedures are set by the government. They added that officers choose people for screening on a random basis and hence everyone has an equal chance of being selected.

Hi Santhosh, thanks for reaching out to us, our aim is to provide all passengers with a positive experience. Screening standards are set by the Government. Screening officers are required to select people on a random and continuous basis for screening with the explosive trace detection (ETD) method. This means that as soon as the last person is cleared, the screening officer selects the next person going through security. Under this arrangement, persons passing through the screening point have an equal probability of being selected. We hope this explains the method of screening. Sydney Airport (sic),” the authorities said in a series of tweets.

Well, this is an unexpected situation and we hope that Santhosh Narayanan does not face any such problems in the future.

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