Since security reasons are critical, they made me crawl to go to the coach," she alleged. "We demand an inquiry into the horrible incident where Air India made Professor Anita Ghai, a differently-abled woman passenger, crawl on the tarmac of the Delhi airport by denying her a wheelchair. The responsible persons need to be punished for this gross negligence. Air India should give an unconditional apology to the passenger. They cannot ill-treat people with disabilities in this horrible manner.
The latest guidelines on 'Carriage by Air of persons with disability or reduced mobility' must be strictly enforced in line with the goals of the 'Accessible India' campaign," said a petition on Avaaz.org. Avaaz is a global web movement to bring people-powered politics to decision-making everywhere. The petition with 20,000 signatures will be submitted to the Disability Commissioner KK Pandey to investigate the matter soon.
"Let's get 20,000 signatures in the next 72 hours so that she can submit a people-powered petition to him," reads the petition. Here is the Avaaz petition: However, Air India had earlier denied the allegation. "We deeply regret any inconvenience caused to the passenger. However, we strongly deny the statement appearing in media. We at Air India give utmost importance to passenger's safety and comfort," an Air India statement said.
Source : One India News, 6th Feb 2016