KTR asks IndiGo to respect local languages
A woman conversant in only Telugu was allegedly made to shift from her seat on a flight
Hyderabad: Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) working president K T Rama Rao has asked IndiGo to respect local languages after a woman was allegedly made to shift from her seat on a flight because she understood only Telugu.
Rama Rao was reacting to an incident which occurred on the Vijayawada-Hyderabad IndiGo flight on September 16.
Devasmita Chakraverthy, an assistant professor at iim Ahmedabad tweeted that the woman aboard IndiGo 6E 7297 was originally sitting in 2A (XL seat, exit row) was forced to shift to seat 3C because she understood only Telugu, not English/Hindi. The attendant said it was a security issue.
Chakraverthy, who posted a photograph with her tweet, called the incident discrimination. Reacting to her tweet, TRS leader Rama Rao requested IndiGo management to start respecting local languages and passengers who may not be well conversant in English or Hindi in regional routes.
"Dear @IndiGo6E Management, I request you to start respecting local languages and passengers who may not be well conversant in English or Hindi. In regional routes, recruit more staff who can speak the local language like Telugu, Tamil, Kannada etc. This will be a win-win solution," wrote KTR.