'Zero Tolerance': Scindia says on reports of Indigo flight not allowing child with special needs
New Delhi : Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has reacted to the news reports of an Indigo flight not allowing a child with special needs to board an aircraft with his family at Ranchi airport.
"There is zero tolerance towards such behaviour. No human being should have to go through this! Investigating the matter by myself, post which appropriate action will be taken," the minister wrote on Twitter.
Meanwhile, DGCA has also asked the airlines to file a report on the matter.
The reaction from the aviation minister came after an ordeal of the passenger was shared massively on social media.
A Facebook user Manisha Gupta shared the incident on her page and described the whole incident. "The Indigo staff announced that the child would not be allowed to take the flight. That he was a risk to other passengers. That he would have to become 'normal', before he could be travel-worthy. And the staff then went on to state something on lines of 'behaviours such as this, and that of drunk passengers, deems them unfit to travel,'" she wrote in her post.
Meanwhile, news reports suggest that the family of the child was given free accommodation by the airlines after the incident.