Swami denied permission to board IA flight

via HK published on February 13, 2007

Visakhapattanam:The Indian Airlines did not allow Chinna Srimanarayana Ramanuja Jeeyar Swami, Spiritual leader from Andhra Pradesh, to get on the flight from Visakhapattanam to Hyderabad for holding the holy stick, `tridandam’ with him.Incident happened on Sunday in Visakhapattanam airport.

The swamiji was cleared by the security officials , but it was the insistence of a Anti Hindu Pilot,Swamiji’s travel was denied.  

Even the Airport staff and Manager of Airlines tried to persuade the Pilot but he was adamant on the fact that he won’t permit swami to travel. “The tridandam and idols of Rama, Lakshmana and Hanuman are part of the Swamiji’s belongings and any Tridandi cannot travel without them. They carry them whenever they travel by road, air or ship,” district coordinator of Vikasa Tarangini Y. Suryanarayana said.

Air Sahara permitted him gladly to fly in their flight along with the Tridandam and idols.

The devotees submitted  a representation to the IA authorities for action against the Pilot and seek an apology from the management for insulting the sentiments of the followers of the Swamiji.

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