Air India apologises for story on non-veg food at Puri Jagannath temple

This comes against the backdrop of protests against the article in Odisha.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: October 29, 2016 3:39 pm
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Air India on Saturday apologised for an error in the article on Puri Jagannath temple which was published in its in-flight magazine, saying the airline did not intend to “hurt sentiments”. It was mentioned in the article titled ‘Devotion can be Delicious’ that non-vegetarian dishes are also served at the temple. “#AI apologises for the error. Our intention was not to hurt sentiments. #ShubhYatra magazine copies have been removed with immediate effect,” the airline said in a tweet. This comes against the backdrop of protests against the article in Odisha.

Said to be the largest in the country, the Jagannath Temple’s kitchen in Puri since its inception has had an army
of 500 cooks and 300 helpers to serve 1,00,000 people every day, round the clock – which means almost 285 varieties of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes every day,” the article published in this month’s magazine had said.

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    Tony
    Oct 29, 2016 at 3:03 pm
    Did you fire anyone for this ???
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      Archpagan
      Oct 29, 2016 at 3:28 pm
      Apology is not sufficient, they should do penance through fasting.
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        ashis
        Oct 29, 2016 at 4:26 pm
        #beef is a proxy name for RSS affiliates. Trying to portray a particular community against another community. Beaware of RSS's mallicious propoa.
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          rahul
          Oct 29, 2016 at 5:29 pm
          And you a patriot! Of stan?
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            Sridhar
            Oct 29, 2016 at 8:41 pm
            Apology is not enough. Does these people have any guts to make comments on other religions? Cowards
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              Sarat Pattanayak
              Oct 29, 2016 at 10:56 am
              It is a thumping great sacrilege. Was the editor editing with his eyes closed? At the minimum, he should go for the blasphemy. Sandpapering the profanity with apology is worse than the crime committed.
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                Sheik Mohamed
                Oct 29, 2016 at 2:28 pm
                Hurting religious sentiments of people in sensitive issues tantamount to disturbance of communal harmony, why Management/publicity division of Air India had not took proper care before publishing article where it was mentioned that Non vegetarian foods are served in this ancient temple? Why those responsible for this horrible error should not be sacked from services of Air India?
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                  Shyamal Ganguly
                  Oct 29, 2016 at 11:42 am
                  Question: Is the editor a SICKULAR or a Muslim or a Commie? He must be sacked.
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