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An Indian family going on a British Airways flight from London to Berlin has alledged that they were forced to get off the plane after their three-year-old child was crying.

Reports said the incident occurred on July 23 when a 1984 batch officer of the Indian Engineering Services was in flight with his family.

“Our child started crying and a flight attendant came and threatened to offload us if our child doesn’t stay silent and sooner or later, he called security and we were offloaded,” AP Pathak, the officer, was cited as saying.

Pathak said he has complained about the incident to civil aviation minister Suresh Prabhu asserting “racial discrimination” by the airline.

“I have given a letter to flight serve Suresh Prabhu and EAM Sushma Swaraj and complained to British Airways yet they have not answered yet. It was a act of racial discrimination.I request an apology and compensation for the harassment of an Indian,” Pathak told.

The airline on its part said that it takes such incidents “extreme seriously” and has started a “full investigation” into the issue.

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