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Phone calls and emails requesting comment from Aeromexico were not immediately returned.
Hours after he was barred from boarding the plane, Ahluwalia remains inside the Mexico City airport.
flight from Mexico City before searching his bag, swabbing him and patting him down to the soles of his feet.
Ahluwalia, who has appeared in 17 films, including “Inside Man,” "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and “The Darjeeling Limited,” said he complied with the “annoying” security measures, but drew the line when he was asked to remove his turban.
#Fearisan Opportunityto Educate #humanrights #dignity #lovenotfear A photo posted by Waris Ahluwalia (@houseofwaris) on Ahluwalia said he asked to be taken to a private screening room, but was denied.
After passing through two comprehensive screenings before his Aeromexico flight from Mexico City to New York City on Monday morning, he thought he was ready to board his plane. “The security person said, ‘Now, will you take off your turban?
“For Sikh Americans, the unique markers of religious identity — the turban, the beard — these markers are associated with the markers of terrorism,” Simran Jeet Singh, a senior religion fellow at the Sikh Coalition, told The Post’s Sarah Kaplan in September, In other words: “People see a Sikh and construe them as the enemy.” Harsimran Kaur, the Sikh Coalition’s legal director, told The Post in December that the backlash against people who are perceived as being non-American has been exacerbated by anti-Islamic statements made by Republican presidential candidates such as Ben Carson and Donald Trump.
Carson has said that the United States should not elect a Muslim president, citing concerns about “different loyalties.” Trump has called for a “total and complete” ban on Muslims entering the United States.
“Trump’s statements legitimize nativist impulses,” Kaur told The Post.
“It’s why we’re seeing more profiling and vandalism and intimidating incidents.He has also had roles in several Wes Anderson films alongside Hollywood stars such as Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman.