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  1. Harbhajan Singh accuses Jet Airways pilot of ‘racism’ and ‘physical assault’

Harbhajan Singh accuses Jet Airways pilot of ‘racism’ and ‘physical assault’

Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Tuesday accused a Jet Airways pilot of racism.

By: | Updated: April 26, 2017 4:01 PM
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Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Tuesday accused a Jet Airways pilot of racism. Harbhajan, popularly known as the “Turbanator” in cricketing circles, went on Twitter and said that a pilot named Bernd Hoesslin told a fellow passenger, “u bloody Indian get out of my flight”.

Harbhajan claimed that the pilot was not just racist but also assaulted a lady and abused a disabled man. Calling the incident absolutely “disgraceful”, the ace spinner demanded that strict actions must be taken and such activities should not be allowed or tolerated in the country.

This the second incident of such a kind in the day. Earlier today, Baahubali 2 producer Shobu Yarlagadda had spoken about facing possible racism on the Emirates airlines. The producer went on Twitter and said, “Flying to Hyd on @emirates EK526. Airline staff at gate B4 were very rude n harassed our team unnecessarily! Bad attitude n service! @emirates I think one of the @emirates staff was being racist. I fly @emirates regularly n this is the 1st time I have come across this kind of attitude”. Shobu was reportedly on the flight back to Hyderabad.

Incidents involving misbehaviour by the staff of various airlines have surfaced in recent times. Earlier this year, the United Airlines had thrown an Asian doctor out of their cabin after they found out that they had overbooked the flight. They were reported to have picked up a passenger at random and asked him to vacate his seat. On refusal by the doctor, the flight staff had manhandled him and had dragged him out. From the video that had surfaced, it could be seen that the man was injured and bleeding in the process.

United Airlines had again made the headlines when a man named Trey Harris alleged on ‘Medium’ that the United staff had not allowed him to take his Segway miniPro mobility device on the plane, which had nearly ruined his honeymoon. According to the Indian Express, Trey suffers from spondylitis, which made it difficult for him to walk. Trey said that he had taken proper approval from the airlines and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) before carrying it along.

Hours after Harbhajan’s tweet and demand for strict action, Jet Airways has given out an official statement on the issue. “Regret the incident, initiated a full-fledged investigations, based on specific inputs from guests, concerned department and agencies,” ANI quoted Jet Airways’ statement.

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