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Written by Ps Ahluwalia | Published: May 11 2012 3:08 am Related News We lack the systems and infrastructure to address air accidents As the helicopter carrying Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda crash-landed at the Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi on May 9worrying questions about air safety in India were thrown into sharp relief once again The incident is not the first of its kindyet the systems and infrastructure to deal with it are woefully inadequate To begin withsuch accidents should be probed by an independent safety investigation authority in order to avoid any conflict of interest or external interference in determining the causes for the mishap If we are to accurately establish causes and prevent the recurrence of such accidentsit is critical to have an agency that will be functionally independent of the aviation authorities responsible for air-worthinesscertification and air traffic control After 65 years of Independencewe are yet to form such an authoritycomplete with the financial and human resources needed to conduct efficient investigations Moreoversearch and rescue operations in India are organised in accordance with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) The responsibility lies with the rescue co-ordination centre in the concerned Flight Information Regionbut it is more of a paper exercise There are no resources at their disposalwhether it is medical aidmanpowerspecialised equipmentcommunication systems or helicopters This needs to be addressed urgently if we are to stand scrutiny by international authorities Surveillance and reconnaissance facilities are practically non-existent On April 302011Arunachal Pradesh CM Dorjee Khandu and four others were killed in a chopper crash But the Indian Space Research Organisation or the Indian Air Force (IAF) were not able to locate the crash site It was only discovered by yak herders on May 4days after the tragedy This has happened in numerous instances Reaching the crash site quickly is essential if lives are to be saved The IAF should be provided with state-of-the-art equipment for surveillance and reconnaissance In the crash that killed Khanduthe emergency locator transmitter did not function This has happened on many occasions as the antenna snaps on impactdue to its location on the aircraft It would be prudent to have an alternative systemsuch as the personal rescue beaconfor prompt search and rescue operations In factmerely reaching the site where Khandus chopper had crashed was a herculean task At a height of 15000 feetconditions are harsh for man and beast The crash site was a trek of two days from the nearest habitatwhich consisted of 8-10 shepherds A mule can carry only 10 kilogrammes as load Howeverthe combined efforts of the army and those brave shepherds ensured that important equipment was recovered Skilled flying by young IAF helicopter pilots also made sure that the engine was recovered If it had not been recoveredthe cause for the crash would never have been determined Investigation of accidents in the absence of a Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) or Flight Data Recorder (FDR) is often speculative According to ICAO rulesfor aircraft weighing less than 5700 kgFDRs are not mandatory Howeverrecommendations to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation include that all aircraftirrespective of their weighthave the same recording device For the Pilatus PC-12 (used as an air ambulance)an innovative measure was introducedin the absence of a CVR and FDRto establish the cause of an accident The radar picture from Air Traffic Control (ATC) was meticulously analysed to reconstruct the crucial last few minutes of the flight The Doppler radar information from the India Meteorological Department can also be duplicated in a monitor at the ATC The controller could use this information to steer aircraft away from critical weather There is another reason for the frequency of accidents in our country The commercial aviation sector has expanded without first ensuring the availability of vital infrastructure This includes pilots and technical staff to support the industry Pilots have been inducted hastilywith no proper training The sad story of aviation schools logging extra flying hours to make would-be pilots eligible for licences is only too well known Just a 10th-grade degree may not be enough qualification for a candidate It is important to be well educatedmature andmore importantlycompetent to handle high-pressure emergency situations The selection process must see to it that before licences are issuedaspiring pilots are put through psychological assessments as well as aptitude tests Methods of training and examination must also be restructured Emphasis on handling sophisticated technology is crucial Most accidents are caused by human error Excessive automation has led to basic flying skills being neglected The consequences are disastrous when manual flying is needed A lack of pilots resulted in the retirement age for pilots being raisedfirst from 58 to 60and now to 65 Yet older pilots will find it harder to meet the exacting standards of fitness required by their profession An increase in the average age lowers the quality of pilots The writer is a retired air marshal who led probes into four air mishaps in 2011express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Kolkata | Published: November 25 2016 8:52 pm Javed Akhtar on Friday admitted that his son Farhan Akhtar starrer Rock On 2 was hit by demonetisation Top News Lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar on Friday admitted that his son Farhan Akhtar starrer Rock On 2 was hit by demonetisation as the film released close to the November 8 decision by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes “Rock on 2 was obviously affected by demonetisation” Javed Akhtar who wrote the lyrics of the movie which fared poorly at the box office told media persons here “It released (November 11) days after the decision was taken and failed to do well because 84 percent of the currency was banned and people were struggling” he added Asked about the much-anticipated Shah Rukh Khan starrer “Dear Zindagi” which opened on Friday Javed Akhtar said: “Well I suppose the buying capacity and the spending capacity of an average citizen has become a bit shy that’s for sure” He also reasoned that the fact that “Dear Zindagi” is not a typical Shah Rukh film the masses crazy for the superstar will take the time to get a hang of it More from the world of Entertainment: “‘Dear Zindagi’ is not a typical mainstream commercial Shah Rukh Khan film It is by temperament a niche film I saw it a couple of days ago and it’s a beautiful film and anybody who likes to see good films must see it “I have nothing to do with the picture so there is no vested interest at all But Shah Rukh is very good in this picture and this girl Alia Bhatt is unbelievable She is so good” Javed Akhtar said waxing eloquent on the Gauri Shinde directorial which shows Shah Rukh as a psychiatrist to troubled Alia Javed Akhtar however said he was a “die-hard optimist” about the success of demonetisation “I am a die-hard optimist in this case also These are phases What is bigger is the interest of the nation itself The resilience of the nation” “Politics is not the nation politics can influence or imprison nation for a while but the nation is much more important than all politics put together Because the nation is people” Also read:Rock on 2 movie review: Farhan Akhtar film flounders in its own depth “And if you are unhappy with what you are seeing I can assure you India is a very sensible nation Indians are not fools They make mistakes anybody can but they realise what is right for them” Javed Akhtar continued on demonetisation For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: June 12 2017 6:18 pm Anushka Shetty has worked in over 40 films in the south Indian film industry Related News Anushka Shetty rose to popularity throughout the country after her role in Baahubali 2 as Devasena The actor however is a star down south and has been the leading lady of more than 40 films She has starred in films with stars like Rajinikanth Vijay Ajith Prabhas R Madhavan Suriya Vikram Nagarjuna N Balakrishna and more She was probably the first of the stars to have been able to churn out a hit without a male superstar cast in the film with Arundhati in 2009 She started her career in 2005 and has worked with ace directors in Tamil and Telugu industries The star has also performed in some interesting roles including one in which she portrayed the character of an obese girl who ends up eating every time she is faced with a problem She in fact gained a lot of weight for her role in this movie which dealt with the obsession the country has with being slim and slender From debut movie Super to her recent block buster Baahubali 2 the actor who is lovingly adressed as ‘Sweety’ by everyone in the industry has won the hearts of many She has done quite a few women-centric films including the one she is currently working on titled Bhagamati The actor has won the much respected Nandi Special Jury Award and Filmfare awards for her performance When it comes to music that makes one groove she has been a part of a number of songs that has gone on to become chartbusters Check out some songs of Anushka Shetty | Hamsa Naava – Baahubali 2 (Telugu) Size Sexy – Size Zero (Telugu) Vizhigalil Oru –Deiva Thiirumagal (Tamil) No Money No Honey – Vaanam (Tamil) Kaadhal Vandhale – Singam (Tamil) Bommali – Billa (Telugu) En Uchi Manda – Vettaikaran (Tamil) We are waiting to see what she is up to next For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Glasgow | Published: August 21 2017 8:45 pm Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the second round at World Championships Top News Kidambi Srikanth had to wait a bit for his campaign to get his World Championships campaign to get underway Starts are always nervy and this was World Championships and Srikanth was a bit nervous too But that was not for long as he came up with an impressive performance to advance to the second round of the tournament with an easy 21-13 21-12 win over his Russian opponent Sergey Sirant in Glasgow Srikanth warmed up in the game by taking an 11-5 lead at the break in the first game before racing away with it In just 12 minutes he wrapped up the game 21-13 Sirant who displayed a better performance in the next game knowing that he has nothing to lose did come up with some good shots but Srikanth was up for everything The number eight seed was brilliant in his defence against Sirant and combined it with some brilliant drop shots Many unforced errors from Sirant also helped him The Indian took a 18-10 lead and was looking comfortable He also opted to have some fun with some trick shots against Sirant With eight match points Srikanth looked all set to take the match and he only needed one match point to complete the victory in 28 minutes The Indian shuttler will now plays French Lucas Corvee who defeated Lin Yu-hsien of Taipei For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top News“People often tell me to be cautious and careful about what I say But I speak my mind when I say that the State should not have a religion a woman’s testimony should not be half of that of man’s It is not okay for a nine-year-old to be married off” says 23-year-old Zara Q Lahore based NGO worker over the telephone in our conversation about the recently passed Women’s Protection Bill in Pakistan’s Punjab Assembly Pakistan’s Punjab Assembly passed the Women’s Protection Bill last month The bill seeks to provide legal protection to women from not just domestic (physical) violence but also psychological and sexual violence This bill has met with severe resistance from a majority of conservative clerics in Pakistan and the subject is widely considered “sensitive” — a word reiterated by many interviewees “It’s a step forward I am glad to see the support I see for this bill in my circles” she says but Zarais also worried about the dominant narrative that considers this progressive law “un-Islamic” not just clerics but also some of her contemporaries in university After the bill was passed by the Punjab Assembly 35 religious parties and groups gathered for a conference called upon by the Jamaat-e-Islami party and condemned the law as “un-Islamic” “The controversial law to protect women was promulgated to accomplish the West’s agenda to destroy the family system in Pakistan" Imran Gabol reported in Dawn State society and women’s rights In order to understand the resistance it is important to recognise the complex layered relationship between the State social mores and culture As far as legal rights are concerned scholar Minah Ali Rathore describes that Mohammed Ali Jinnah’s vision of Pakistan was based on equality — women got suffrage in 1956 and had seats allotted in the Parliament During Zulfeqar Ali Bhutto’s rule Pakistan adopted a Constitutional article that states “there shall be no discrimination on the basis of sex" Several family arbitration provisions were also made and Rathore argues that the State endeavoured to empower women up until the time General Zia-ul-Haq’s regime took over which introduced Islamization in the nation and enacted discriminatory laws to the detriment of women Representational image Reuters During his regime Zia implemented “his own version of true Islam” and enforced the hugely controversial Hudood Ordinance in 1979 — effectuating punishements from the Quran in their literal form A federal Shariat court was established which had the authority to review whether laws were in line with Islamic laws Zulefeqar Ali Bhutto was executed under this regime — this led to a suppression of the left-leaning and liberal voice in Pakistan The Hudood Ordinances cover theft drunkenness adultery and rape — to prove a rape allegation a woman must provide four male witnesses a woman’s testimony is considered half the worth of a man’s pre-marital sex became a crime A prime example of the blatantly unjust nature of the Hudood Ordinance is the case of Safia Bibi a blind 13-year-old domestic help who was raped by a father-and-son duo who were acquitted in the case Bibi meanwhile was sentenced to three years of imprisonment and 15 lashes Shamim Veena Hyat Rafaqat Bibi and Mina Jehan are only a few names in the long list of women who have been severely wronged by the ordinances That is not to say that the Hudood ordinances are completely to blame Violence in customary and cultural forms did exist before Zia’s regime but as a Girls at Dhabas (a socio-political organisation that started a movement to reclaim public spaces in Pakistan) representative Sadia pointed out “the gender policies that have existed since the 1980s definitely resulted in the sharp decline of the status of women as equals in Pakistan” The representative continued “Such policies have encouraged condoning violence in the name of religion They have reduced the status of women as legal equals and increased control over their bodies and sexuality Women are scrutinised and controlled more than ever: by their families in private spaces and by the public at large when they leave their houses There has been an increase in familial violence because of the enactment of such laws particularly the abuse and violence women experience at the hands of their male family members" This ordinance has had a profound impact on the development of the Pakistani society by severely undermining the worth of women The ordinances encouraged social taboos and stigma surrounding violence they experience at the hands of men wreaking havoc on the lives of women who are caught between a rock and a hard place The State abandoned its women through Hudood leaving them vulnerable through its legal framework By making the Sharia laws legally binding decrees the Ordinances also made conservative rigid Islamists relevant and therefore powerful and influential “Mullahs did not have institutional legitimacy about what was right and wrong the Hudood gave them that” says Amar Sham Khangharani from Tharparkar district who works in Advocacy The Islamic ethico-legal discourse ceased to be a discourse in any meaningful sense becoming instead constricted law with no room for interpretation ‘Un-Islamic’ and ‘western’ Over the years there have been numerous attempts to reform the Hudood Ordinances but they have all met with strong opposition from Islamic parties conservatives and clerics Scholar Martin Lau points out that there is always a “threat of large-scale demonstrations against any government willing to contemplate the repeal of the Zina Ordinance” In addition Lau describes the construction of national identity based on Islam stating that a departure from Islamisation would “rob from Pakistani society a sense of purpose and legitimacy” The head of Council for Islamic Ideology denounced the Women’s protection bill as “un-Islamic” Jamiat-i-Ulema Islam one of the largest religious parties in Pakistan’s chief Fazlur Rehman said that the law would make men “insecure” and that it would “make Pakistan a Western colony again” There is incredible heterogeneity in the thoughts on the proposed bill’s ‘Islamicism’ “It’s an absolute myth that the bill questions the ‘manliness’ of men or that it will increase divorces There is nothing un-Islamic about a bill that looks out for the rights of women The clerics can only become relevant by spewing hatred and making absurd arguments” says Khangharani However Shomina a homemaker from Karachi feels differently While she agrees that the law might be good for the women of her country she feels conflicted about what it would do to the family “People value a family system in Pakistan Let me give you an example for this law If there is excess salt in your food you won’t be able to consume it But if there is some salt you might not like the food but you will be able to eat it This law is like that maybe it is overreaching” she says According to Shomina the country is Islamic and the Sharia cannot be tinkered with “attempts to implement a ‘modern law’ will create problems even though it looks like it is helping women — that’s superficial” According to the representatives of Girls at Dhabas Atiya Zoya and Sadia “women’s rights have been compromised several times in the past as a result of political expediency The ‘ghar/aapis ki baat’ and ‘chaadar and chaar dewari’ shibboleths are often used to condone sexism and violence in private spaces as a means of scaring and controlling Pakistani women It is unfair to blame women for the mistakes of men to save families that are already broken How can our family structures not be damaged when men are given a free pass to abuse women in their homes with impunity They (religious heads clerics) are afraid that once men are scrutinised in their homes and private spaces where abuse occurs very frequently they will not be taken seriously anymore” “There is no wholesome understanding” feels Khangharani and talks about the provisions of Ijtehaad in the law — where Imams religious scholars discuss update the religious law “This sort of debate does not happen even though the book makes a provision for it” he says On the path to progress In 2006 the Women’s Protection Bill was passed under President Musharraf’s regime However human rights groups and women’s rights activists claim that the bill did not do much to alleviate the status of women in the country With the amendments in 2006 rape victims no longer needed to provide “four male pious Muslims” and convictions would be based on forensic and circumstantial evidence Despite these steps Human Rights Watch in its report called for a repeal of the entire ordinance as it was “fundamentally flawed” There are a number of other laws which now recognise the various kinds of harassments and violence that women face — laws on sexual harassment at the workplace and prevention of acid attacks are in place The 2016 bill that was passed in the Punjab Assembly is “a step in the right direction” according to Imran Saeed who works on legal frameworks for a not-for-profit in Karachi He feels that it has been written keeping in mind that it must bring relief to those in rural regions with little access to education “The language of the bill is straightforward and it is cognisant of various kinds of violence and harassment — physical and psychological That’s significant” he says However Khangharani highlights that the bill does not criminalise the abuse which means that the bill is still “going soft” It is clear that law alone is not enough and Zarasays that creating awareness will be key — “The law will only make a difference when enough women know about the law and that they are right to use it” Talk about the bill is gaining momentum on social media attracting relevant attention and generating a great deal of discussion (podcasts panel discussions on the bill can be found here) Though Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said he would address the concerns of the clerics by having the bill amended so it “doesn’t contravene the teachings of the Quran” Amar is hopeful that the move remains a mere tactical response by the PM to appease the clergy The nation could benefit by redefining itself as one that reconciles religion with human rights through the creation of an Islamic discourse that is more inclusive of its women” Muslims will no longer have to fast,Judge Amrinderpal Singh ordered that a case be registered against Sub Inspector Navneen Kumar and head constable Kulwinder Singh for forging signatures of an Assistant Sub Inspector. next to a banner 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