Meanwhile the disability rights activists are demanding an inquiry into the incident wherein Dr. Ghai- a physically challenged passenger was made to crawl on the tarmac of the Delhi airport. The activists want the Civil Aviation Ministry to set-up an inquiry and punish the guilty for gross negligence.
"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.
(a) DNA : Disabled passenger made to crawl, slams 'liar' Air India's statement
(b) NDTV: Differently-Abled Woman Passenger Alleges Air India Made Her 'Crawl'
(c) Times Now: Anita Ghai Demands Apology From Air India
(d) Times of India: No country for Differently abled.
(e) Indian Express: Air India Accepts 'Delay' in Providing Wheelchair to Disabled Woman
(f) Petition on avaaz.org: Inquiry into HORRIBLE INCIDENT making disabled woman passenger CRAWL