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Indian MP beats Air India employee with sandal

Old 25th Mar 2017, 09:49
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Earlier I posted the remark "Who the hell self respecting MP wears slippers anyway".
I apologize, it was unwarranted and insensitive to other peoples cultures. It was an ignorant thing to say..
My other observations/ experiences however stand... I'll never forget the complete disrespect given to the lady flight attendants on that flight... :-(

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Old 25th Mar 2017, 13:16
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That video is not at all surprising. I have traveled to/from India a number of times on a US-based air carrier that at time made a stop in Europe. The cabin crew was made up of Indian nationals. I have witnessed Indian passengers yelling at the flight attendants and even throwing food onto their if they were displeased with something. We would show them some common courtesy and they couldn't do enough for us that would further infuriate the Indian passengers.
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Old 25th Mar 2017, 13:36
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Police are looking into it:
Police investigate Indian MP who beat airline employee - BBC News

If it happened here he would be charged with assault, s. 265 Criminal Code.
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Old 28th Mar 2017, 07:01
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Quelle Prat.
I'll bet he thinks he's a movie star.
Seems like his political party is a piece of work as well.


"It was in such times that Bal Thackeray attracted the sentiments of the Marathi youth, and his cartoons were directed against the migrants to Maharashtra. The Shiv Sena did not begin as a political party as such, but as a group of Marathi chauvinist men who protested against any and all forms of non-Marathis settling down in the state. Such fascist attitudes soon began to get huge acceptance among people, especially the youth, and soon the Shiv Sena, otherwise branded as extremist, fascist, chauvinist, became a massive political organization. Their main demand was to favour the Maharashtrians over the migrant populations in the state. Soon, the Shiv Sena began spreading its regional exclusivity claims to include strong religious affiliations, and become intolerant of all religions apart from Hinduism. It allied with the BJP-led National Democratic Front, and began preaching for a country based on Hindu nationalism. It has been alleged that the Shiv Sena had a pivotal role to play in the various riots which took place in Maharashtra, such as the 1984 Bhiwandi riots, and the infamous 1992-93 Bombay riots."
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Old 28th Mar 2017, 08:21
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If it happened here he would be charged with assault, s. 265 Criminal Code.

If it happened anywhere else the captain would have off-loaded him; and then the ban on further travel would have been imposed.
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Old 28th Mar 2017, 11:44
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Air India cancels another flight booking (Wednesday) by the nefarious MP.

Air India cancels Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad?s Mumbai-Delhi flight ticket - Livemint
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Old 28th Mar 2017, 17:25
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Any chance that 'caste' had any bearing in the case?

I worked (in England) with two Indians who required deferential behaviour by a senior manager to his junior draughtsman - the SM would never sit in the presence of the (higher caste) - and much younger - minion.
Very strange to observe the draughtsman being summoned to the SM's office whereupon the SM would stand (and remain standing) throughout the conversation.
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Old 28th Mar 2017, 21:59
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There was a local Indian paper saying that parliament was investigating whether the other airlines could enforce the no fly ban on the sandal wearing thug.

The article had the feeling of others looking after their own...
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Old 29th Mar 2017, 02:05
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Nothing is going to happen ! In fact his goons are going after the 60 year old man ! His Party has not even apologized , this scumbag is now on a train to Mumbai and is claiming of chest pains.
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Old 29th Mar 2017, 05:07
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Nothing trivial I hope
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Old 7th Apr 2017, 11:37
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AI revokes ban: Air India revokes ban on MP who beat employee - BBC News
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So he wins... :-(
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Old 7th Apr 2017, 12:09
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Yes... Indian politics
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This sort of thing also happens in the West. Every now and again such as this guy give our cabin crew the runaround, ask inappropriate questions (typically Tel Aviv pax) and ignore instructions from female colleagues. The look in their faces when you offload them is priceless. However, whilst I get no comeback whatsoever (you could try, but you would be sorry...) our C/A's have been criticised for being intolerant to people with different social norms. Erm...
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