Thursday, August 10, 2017

Indians facing rough treatment at Chinese airport: North American Punjabi Association

Jalandhar: The standoff between India and China at Doklam seems to have changed the attitude of Chinese staffers at Shanghai airport towards Indian passengers. Narrating what he experienced and witnessed on August 6 during his stopover at Shanghai Pudong airport in his letter to minister of external affairs Sushma Swaraj, North American Punjabi Association executive director Satnam Singh Chahal has urged her to take up the matter with her Chinese counterpart.
Chahal has also requested Swaraj to issue an advisory to Indian passengers to avoid travelling through China during their international flights. In his letter Chahal has alleged that Indian passengers using wheelchairs while changing flights were even being abandoned by airport staffers midway.
Chahal has also requested Swaraj to issue an advisory to Indian passengers to avoid travelling through China during their international flights. In his letter Chahal has alleged that Indian passengers using wheelchairs while changing flights were even being abandoned by airport staffers midway.
"On August 6, 2017, I caught my China Eastern Airlines flight number MU564 from New Delhi to San Francisco. On my way to the United States, I had to stop at Shanghai Pudong to catch my next flight number MU 589 of the same airlines for San Francisco. During the transit process at Shanghai Pudong, I noticed that at the exit gate of the airplane for wheelchair passengers, ground staff was insulting passengers of Indian origin," Chahal wrote in his letter to Swaraj while urging her to take up the issue with her Chinese counterpart.
10/08/17 IP Singh/Times of India

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