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IN THE NEWS: Actor-model-designer’s interrupted flight to New York

Sikh-American actor, model, and designer Waris Ahluwalia could not board his Aeromexico flight back to New York City after a series of screenings at the airport. He was prevented from boarding the plane after heĀ  declined to remove his turban publicly, as this screening process violated his religious faith. In his social media protest, he…