Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Editor of Milli Gazette accuses Indigo airlines ground staff of religious profiling

New Delhi: Dr Zafar-ul-Islam Khan, ex president of All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat (AIMMM), the umbrella body of Indian Muslim organisations and editor of the The Milli Gazette has accused Indigo airlines of religious profiling and mistreatment while he was traveling from Lucknow to Delhi on January 1, 2016.

According to Dr Khan, he was flying back to Delhi after heading a fact-finding team to Kushinagar.

“At Lucknow airport, I was subjected to religious profiling by the ground staff. I alone was made to place my hand-bag on the weighing scale which showed that it was just over 10 kgs. But I was told that the maximum weight allowed for hand-baggage is only seven kgs. I offered that I can take out some of my stuff like lap-top and carry it in hand. But unfortunately, this was flatly rejected and the only option given to me was to check in the hand-baggage for which I was not ready,” claimed Dr Khan.

The Indigo ground staff refused to repeated requests of Dr Khan and forced him to carry some of his stuff in an unsafe and unsecured bag.
04/01/16 Raqib Hameed Naik/TwoCircles.net

To Read the News in full at Source, Click the Headline