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‘Terrorist’ presence in Air India’s Delhi-Goa Flight onboard Passenger claims.

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A passenger created ruckus on-board Air India’s Delhi-Goa flight and claimed that a “terrorist” was present in the aircraft on Thursday. However, the Goa Airport Director found that the passenger was ‘mentally unsound’.

A passenger, Zia-Ul-Haq from Delhi’s Jamia Nagar (Okhla) yesterday claimed, “I am from the Special Cell and there is a terrorist in the aircraft” from Delhi to Goa air India flight AI-883.

Following which, cabin crew of the aircraft immediately alerted cockpit crew (pilots). The pilot of the aircraft informed Goa ATC about the sensitivity of the complaint and also informed the aviation security.

“On October 22 aviation security revived a call from ATC. A passenger claimed that on-board of AI 884 that there is a terrorist in the aircraft, quick action team (QAT) and Bomb Direction Disposal Squad (BDDS) reached the aerobridge and thoroughly checked the aircraft and suspect passenger and his baggage. And later forwarded to the airport police for further action,” an aviation security official told ANI.

The cabin crew of Air India has given a written complaint to Goa airport.

“A mentally unsound passenger travelled by Air India yesterday from Delhi to Goa who created a ruckus during flight and violated the rules on-board was handed over to Goa airport police as the matter is related to law and order,” said Goa Airport Director.

Goa Air India staff have filed a detailed report to Air India Headquarters about the whole incident. The airline is yet to take a call regarding putting the passenger on its unruly behavior passengers list. (ANI)

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SC moved against UP, Uttarakhand’s ‘love jihad’ laws

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A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court challenging the The Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion Of Religion Ordinance, 2020 and the Uttarakhand Freedom Of Religion Act, 2018.

The plea moved by advocates Vishal Thakre and Abhay Singh Yadav and law researcher Pranvesh, states that the UP ordinance disturbs the basic structure of the Constitution. “The most important issue was whether the Parliament has the power to amend the fundamental rights enshrined under Part III of the Constitution,” said the plea.

The petitioners contended that the Parliament has no power to amend the fundamental rights, and if this ordinance is implemented, it will harm public at a large and will create a chaotic situation in the society.

“It is also pertinent to mention herein that the ordinance is passed by the state government/s of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand is against the provisions of Special Marriage Act, 1954 and it will create fear in the society who is/ are not part of Love Jihad… they can be falsely implicated in the ordinance,” the plea said.

Citing the landmark Kesavananda Bharti case, the plea said “the court held that the Parliament can amend the Constitution but the Parliament cannot change the basic structure of the Constitution”.

The petitioners contended they are aggrieved by the ordinances passed by the state governments and prayed before the top court that the law passed by Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand should be declared ultra vires and null and void, as they “disturb the basic structure of the Constitution and also are against the public policy and society at large”.

“This ordinance can become a potent tool in the hands of bad elements of the society to use this ordinance to falsely implicate anyone,” it argued, adding that there are probabilities of “falsely implicating persons who are not involved in any such acts and it will be a grave injustice if this ordinance is passed”.

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