Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Hare Krishna!

According to the web site of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness a Delhi resident Mr. GL Aggarwal claims Japan Airlines (JAL) served him a meal containing beef even though he had requested a vegetarian meal. Believing the airline to have hurt his religious sentiment, hefiled a claim with the Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum. “The airline should have ensured that no non-veg food was given to the complainant. When one who has never taken non-veg, suddenly finds beef in his food, he will naturally be taken aback,” a city consumer court decided this week. On Thursday they slapped a fine of 50,000 rupees (1,258 dollars) on Japan Airlines for serving beef to Aggarwal, who had taken a flight to San Francisco on September 13.

The Hindustan Times reported. ‘The hurting of sentiments cannot be measured in terms of money. However taking into consideration the deficiency of service on part of Japan Airlines, we have to compensate in terms of money,’ the forum’s president KK Chopra was quoted by the newspaper as saying.

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