Published on : Monday, August 14, 2017
Now India has taken up with China a complaint filed by an Indian passenger alleging the misbehaviour with the Indian passengers at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport, China by the staff of a Chinese airline.
The matter of misbehavior has been taken up with the Shanghai Foreign Affairs Office of the Chinese Foreign Ministry and Pudong airport authorities, after it was brought notice to the External Minister Sushma Swaraj.
Meanwhile, the China Eastern Airlines has denied such allegation saying that after checking the related materials and the airport CCTV footage, it found the news reports about the incident of misbehavior did not conform to the fact, Instead, the airlines employees offered scrupulous service to each and every passengers.
China Eastern Airlines claimed that it is dedicated to providing quality flight service for passengers around the world.
Earlier, media reports said that North American Punjabi Association Executive Director Satnam Singh Chahal wrote to Sushma Swaraj alleging that he noticed that at the exit gate of the airplane for wheelchair passengers, ground staff was insulting the transit Indian passengers.
North American Punjabi Association Executive Director Satnam Singh Chahal, who travelled on August 6 by China Eastern Airlines flight from New Delhi to San Francisco, had to stop at Shanghai Pudong to catch his next flight of the same airlines for San Francisco. He said when he complained to the concerned Airlines he was shouted down by the official. He said that he noticed from their body language that they were aggravated from the rising border tension between India and China. He is apparently referring to the nearly two-month long standoff between Indian and Chinese troops at Doklam Region in Sikkim and Bhutan section.
Satnam Singh Chahal even suggested to Sushma Swaraj to issue an advisory for Indian transit travellers to avoid transiting through China.
Last month, China had issued a security advisory to its nationals in India to pay close attention to their safety and take precaution for their security to avoid being affected by prevailing anti-China sentiment in India over the border tension.