Adnan Sami has alleged that members of his staff were called “Indian dogs” by Kuwaiti officials at the airport in the West Asian country during their visit for a programme.

The 44-year-old renowned singer of Pakistani origin was scheduled to hold a live performance in the country. But things soon became unpleasant for the singer.

On 5 May, he posted a tweet containing pictures showing his fans warmly welcoming him to the country. On 6 May, Sami tweeted about the mistreatment while tagging the official Twitter handle of the Indian embassy in Kuwait.

“We came 2 ur city wt luv & our Indian brethren embraced us with it. U gave no support. Kuwaiti airport immigration mistreated my staff 4 no reason & called thm ‘Indian Dogs’! Wn u wr contacted u did nothing!! How dare d Kuwaitis behave like this with arrogance?!” he wrote.


The singer, who became an Indian citizen on 1 January 2016, got a prompt response from External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

In another tweet addressed to MoS Home Kiren Rijiju’s tweet on the matter, Sami wrote: “Thank you so much for your concern my dear. @SushmaSwaraj is a lady full of heart & she is in touch with me & is looking after our people.. I’m so proud that she is our foreign minister & looks after us all over the world.”

It is, however, noteworthy that Rijiju’s tweet is no longer available. A tweet by the EAM on the matter, too, was later deleted but reports say that Swaraj asked Sami to speak to her on phone.


Sushma Swaraj
(Photo: Screenshot of deleted tweet/Twitter/@sushmaswaraj)


Sami has received support from his fans and other prominent names.