Air India incident.
By Gary Marsh
March 23, 2017 4:08pm CST
I was rather shocked to read about an Indian MP Ravindra Gaikwad attacked an air India employee when he was told there were no business class seats on an all economy flight. He then went on to boast about beating the man to the press. The prime minister of India should have him thrown out of parliament and prosecuted for assault and ordered to pay the man compensation for the humiliation and distress caused to this poor employee. I hope on behalf of the employee air India gives this MP a life time ban flying with them. I also hope that they will pursue him in the courts for the assault on one of their staff. NO one I repeat NO one has a right to hit another person especially when the situation is something they can do nothing about. What a poor example and demonstration of bad behaviour, unbecoming of a member of Parliament. I do not think any member of parliament in the UK would ever get away with such bad behaviour. They would be arrested by the police MP or No MP.
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I fully agree with you, I remember a similar accident about two years ago. It started when a first-class passenger refused macadamia nuts served in a bag, she wanted the nuts served on a plate. She wanted the plane to go back to New York, so that the attendant could be kicked out of the plane... she ended in jail.
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@LadyDuck I think she is a bit sorry now. How ridiculous. Shame I was not on that flight otherwise I would have intervened and told her exactly what I thought of her. I think it was over offering a bag of nuts rather than serve them on a plate. How ridiculous.
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There is an awful culture of treating people badly in India. I remember our tour guide who was a Brahmin the way he spoke to people was really out of order so I made a point of watching him talking to the drivers and others and he knew it. Although I could not tell what he was saying I am sure he was being careful.
For sure when that happens here, the man will surely be sent to jail even if he is a senator. People will unite to make him pay for doing that to the poor employee. Yes, no one has the right to do that to his fellowmen even if he has a high position in the government. The more that you are in a high position, the more that you should be kind , humble and considerate.