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Emulating the Central Railway (CR)which already has all-women passenger reservation offices at Byculla and DombviliWestern Railway has started its first all-women reservation office at Mira Road Chief Reservation Inspector Vandana Shrivastava has been put in charge of the office Bharti Rajathe first woman station superintendent at Mira Roadis one of the three woman station superintendents in Mumbai division of WR other two are at Elphistone Road and Grant Road Mumbai division of WR now has 177 woman reservation staff204 women booking clerks54 women ticket checkers and 124 group D employees Meanwhilethe CR felicitated Surekha Yadavthe first woman driver on Indian Railways at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai on Tuesday Incidentallyshe drove CRs prestigious Deccan Queen from Pune to mark the day For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pranav Kulkarni | Published: January 3 2012 2:36 am Related News NDA graduates shine at finishing academies Top honours in the passing-out parade (PoP) of the Air Force Academy went to cadets who had graduated from the NDA The PoP of the Air Force Academy (AFA) in Dindigul on December 29was reviewed by Army Chief General VK Singhwho presented the awards to the officers As many as 175 officers were commissioned into various branches of the IAF Flying Officer Varun Agarwalwho commanded the paradewas awarded the Presidents Plaque and Chief of Air Staff ‘Sword of Honour for standing first in overall order of merit in Pilot CourseFlying Officer Ayyush Kunal (Mike Squadron)came second while Flying Officer Shashikant Bhutani (Oscar Squadron) standing third Flying Officer PK Singh (Alpha Squadron) was adjudged best in Navigation All of them have been graduates of the 119th course of NDA NDA graduates had also recently topped the recent passing out parades of the Indian Military academy and Indian Naval Training ships In the IMA parade held on December 10Gentleman Cadet (GC) Karan Kothari was awarded the Sword of Honour while Abhijeet SinghAbhishek Chandra and Amit Bijalwan received gold silver and bronze medals for standing first second and third These cadets were also from the 119th NDA course Meanwhile in another Passing out Parade138 Officer cadets of the 82nd Integrated Cadets Coursepassed out of the First Training Squadron in Kochi on December 9 The coveted Chief of the Naval Staff trophy and Telescope for the Best All Round Cadet was awarded to Cadet Kundan Kumar Cadet NJ Prabhune received the Binocular for standing first in overall Order of Merit All the cadets graduated from the NDA as part of the 120th course Lt Gen Jatinder SinghCommandant NDA complimented the cadets on putting up an excellent show and said that they had brought glory to their alma mater Lt Gen R K Swamy retires Lt Gen R K SwamyChief of StaffSouthern Command retired from service on January 1 after a distinguished career spanning 41 years Swamy was a highly qualified and experienced General Officer of the Indian Army who has held numerous sensitive appointments both in Command and Staffsaid a press release An Infantry Officer commissioned in November 1971he was baptised into operations as a second lieutenant in the conflict with Pakistan in December1971 Subsequentlyhe participated in operations in the North EastPunjabJammu and Kashmir where the Indian Army was involved in counter insurgency and counter terrorism Operations He also served in Sri Lanka as part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force He also commanded a battalion and a brigade in a counter insurgency environment in North Eastern India Swamy has had the rare honour of having commanded a division and a sensitive Corps in Jammu and Kashmir with distinction The General has been repeatedly conferred with awards by the President He holds an MSc and an MPhil degree in Military Science and is pursuing a doctorate on terrorism at Pune Universitysaid the release Career guidance seminar on CDS A free career guidance seminar on CDS exam has been organised by city- based Apex Careers The meet will take place on January 4 at 1130 am on the Mahatma Phule Museum campusGhole Road The seminar is open for boys and girls who are keen on appearing for the exam to be conducted in 2012 For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related Newss painting, ? “Yes, now a GAP candidate in Howrah, Reuters Hussain’s hanging was postponed indefinitely, till she resigned in 2009.At Infosys Rao handled dual responsibilities of a Senior Vice-President and Location Head of Global Infrastructure Management Business Pune Recalling her time with the IT sector Rao shared her views on how the scenario has changed and why there is a need for more efforts and 24X7 monitoring: Watch What Else Is In News How have things changed for working women in the IT industry When I started there were very few women So challenges such as safety were relatively smaller until say 2002-03 Most of the services were related to software development and maintenance which didn’t need extended hours or regular nightshifts Now working in different shifts has almost become a norm Was safety and security of women staff as big a concern then as it is today Yes it has always been a big concern Only size of the challenge has increased manifold Hence the need for 24X7 monitoring During your tenure did you ever come across any unfortunate incident where a woman was attacked on the company premises due to security lapse Nothing as bad as the current incident happened but minor issues were reported once in a while A few incidents were reported from Bengaluru where women were assaulted in nightshift cabs What are the safety measures taken by IT firms to ensure security for women It has been almost eight years since I quit Infosys so I may not have all the information but obviously things such as checking the safety of cabs ensuring that women do not get the last drop providing safety apps on mobile tracking all drops scanning drivers having sufficient women guards good lighting on the campus Besides I think hiring women drivers would also help but given their unavailability it is going to take some time What’s your opinion on women working in nightshifts and the risks involved There are certain jobs which require nightshifts so one can’t avoid that But probability of attacks and abuse during these hours is highly likely Also one tends to be tired during and after nightshifts so alertness and ability to fight back also reduces significantly How can companies ensure that such incidents are not repeated Although many systems are already in place but a few measures can be taken: – Panic button-type wearable device or a chip in the ID card can help raise an alarm – Existing safety measures should be regularly executed monitored audited in the same rigour like fire drills – A chief safety officer and a team member at each location can help ensure the safety of all employees including women – Providing self-defence training or mandating such certifications for women staff can also help – Providing chilly or pepper sprays to staff – Counselling on how one must report such concerns to higher authorities at an early stage rather than trying to solve it on their own – Housekeeping guards drivers etc must also be told the dos and don’ts at least quarterly – In general one must create an environment where employees can confide in their team leaders without the fear of being penalised For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Geneva | Published: July 8 2017 6:55 pm Pentala Harikrishna is the world no 22 in Chess (Source: Twitter) Top News Harikrishna held English GM Michael Adams to a hard-fought draw in the second round of the Geneva FIDE Grand Prix here The world no 22 Indian playing with white pieces started off aggressively and got into a better position before being pushed on to the back foot courtesy a few clever moves from Adams Even though the Englishman had a slight advantage over Harikrishna he could not find any inroads and with time running out the two players eventually decided to share the spoils “I had an advantage in the initial moments of the game with a better position and then he gained a slight advantage” Harikrishna said “He offered a draw and I accepted” he added after the game which lasted 38 moves With one and half points Harikrishna is currently tied second on the leader board He will now take on the world no 6 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov from Azerbaijan in his next round clash “I have played against him several times before and recently a few months ago in Shamkir which ended up in stalemate It is always interesting to play against a player of his caliber” 31-year-old from Guntur said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBesides the law manuals and bare-acts neatly placed on the shelf are stacked DVDs of the BR Chopra-directed film Nikaah Farha Faiz picks one and asks her daughter to play it Actor Tanuja’s voice is heard as she talks about the “numerous sacrifices women make only to be sacrificed at the altar of the male ego” Nikaah which was released in 1982 had to face more than 30 cases on its release something that was expected as the film touched upon the very sensitive issue of ‘triple talaq’ The film is counted as one of the biggest BR Chopra hits and is lauded for splendid performances by Raj Babbar Salma Agha and Deepak Parashar But in spite of the award-winning performance of the three actors the film is remembered more for its story which posed serious questions about Muslim personal law and its support for the practice of triple talaq It was 1980 and Farha Faiz now a Supreme Court lawyer fighting against the provision of triple talaq was an eight-year-old witnessing the making of an epic drama Her maternal uncle Omar Khayyam Saharanpuri was roped in by BR Chopra as advisor on religious matters in the film and the issue of talaq was discussed at home on a daily basis “He was contributing heavily to the story fighting the hardliners who did not want the movie to be made I was young but could understand the agony he was going through Right from the title of the movie ‘Talaq Talaq Talaq’ which had to be changed to Nikaah due to various pressurse he had to fight many battles" recalls Faiz Farha Faiz Image by Naresh Sharma/Firstpost In 1937 The Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act was passed which made provision for the application of the Muslim personal law (Shariat) to Muslims which among other things regulates the personal matters of the community like marriage and its dissolution According to this 1937 act in matters of personal disputes (of the Muslim community) the state was not allowed to intervene and a religious authority was instead given power to pass judgments This immunity allowed Muslim men to divorce their wives by pronouncing talaq three times in succession The practice has been outlawed in many Muslim majority nations but is permitted in India under the 1937 act In October last the Supreme Court of India decided to register a PIL suo motu titled ‘Muslim women’s quest for equality’ on the gender discrimination women face under the Muslim personal law The quest for equality among Muslim women got a new lease of life While the SC took up the case many Muslim religious bodies opposed the move as according to them court could not adjudicate on Muslim personal laws Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind a Maharashtra-based organisation argued that the minority religious community’s personal laws draw authority from the Quran and not the Indian constitution; hence the court’s interference was uncalled for Fiaz told Firstpost that for a long time she wanted to file public interest litigation (PIL) in this regard and last year when the Supreme Court took cognisance of the issue she filed an application requesting to be made a respondent in the case She was made a party in the case on 28 March after she filed a detailed response in favour of Muslim women before the Supreme Court In her application Faiz wrote that she was born and brought up in a Muslim family and is well aware of the principals of Islam Her father was a Quran Hafiz (one who has orally remembered the entire Quran) and still “she is of the firm opinion that constitutional rights – legal as well as fundamental – are above religious rights” This forms the basis of her appeal that personal laws too should be regulated by the courts and should not be the monopoly of some ‘registered’ organisation Taking on the All Indian Muslim Law Board (AIMLB) which is opposed to any interference of the courts in personal law Faiz in her application filed in the apex court states “AIMPLB is running their own institution namely Darul–Qazis spread all over the country and Qazi and Naib Qazis (as appointed according to the Kazis Act 1880) are administrating the Daru–Qaza in the name of arbitration and Shariat The members of AIMLB considers themselves the supreme judiciary of the Muslim community in India” Stressing on why she is so much against the AIMPLB she states “The AIMPLB published a book Majmua Qwanene-e-Oslami This book prepared in the manner of a constitution is divided into chapters and sections According to this book a Qazi will judge the matters of marriage divorce inheritance etc and the judgment given by Qazi will be binding Some sections are strongly objectionable and seriously injurious for the welfare of the Muslim women and are in total violation of the law" Faiz in a written submission to the Supreme Court asked for an order to “restrain the AIMPLB from misusing the platform of media and creating a harsh communal atmosphere” as she felt that AIMPLB “was using the media to discredit women who had approached the apex court” “The issue of talaq has been very close to my heart as I have told you how my maternal uncle was associated with a film which was perhaps the first major social commentary on this very important issue So when I heard that the apex court has taken suo moto cognisance of the issue I was very glad" says Faiz She adds “But when I read in a newspaper that Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind had filed writ application against it I was shocked because Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind had supported women in the past So immediately I filed my application in support of women and to assist the apex court” Talking about her opposition to the religious groups who are at loggerheads with the court for interfering in the personal law Faiz says “Actually they say that court can’t interfere in Muslim personal laws I feel that the actual custodian of a law is ‘court of law’ like the High Court and Supreme Court of India and it can interfere in any matters where there is a gross violation of individual rights But they said that Supreme Court can’t interfere I was shocked to hear this" She adds “See the problem is that AIMPLB believes that they are the ultimate authority on personal laws They feel that they know the Shariat best and their interpretation should be final They feel that what other people understand is wrong and they want to keep the court out of it My point is that how can we say that the biggest court of the land is incapable of dealing with religious matters and a registered body is so much more capable of deciding what is right and what is wrong" Argue by Firstpost Faiz who belongs to a family of ‘progressive’ Muslims feels that it is lack of understanding and deliberate misinterpretation of the teachings of the Holy Quran that is source of all ills “The Quran is a guide for life and deals with every aspect of our lives An educated person can understand and interpret it Why should someone have monopoly over its interpretation We can adhere to it in our lives as we interpret it Maulvis’ and mullas’ work is to administer mosques and see that space is used to impart teaching of Quran and Islam and not regulate our personal lives" says Faiz Faiz started working for women’s rights when she was just 21 For more than two decades she has been working for the rights of women belonging to all communities; “especially those women who are not so well off” She feels that there is a great need to reform the laws governing personal space so that “the injustice caused to women is stopped” Dwelling into what the real provision of talaq is and how it was misinterpreted Faiz says “See the Quran in detail addresses the question of how to live a life of righteousness It is very exhaustive What cannot be understood from the Quran can be understood by following the life of the Prophet who was the messenger of the Almighty How he dealt with problems is a guide for us Hadish carries the lessons from his life and is a guide when we fail to get answers from the Quran” She adds “In the context of talaq the Quran itself has lengthy verses It has explained it quite elaborately According to which when a man pronounces divorce to his wife it will be counted as only one divorce And the wife will start the iddat period at her husband’s house only Following which two persons one from the man’s family and other from the woman’s will be appointed as arbitrators and try for a reconciliation In the course of iddat if a husband realises that he has been wrong and feels regret he can withdraw the divorce" If this was the case then how did triple talaq become so prevalent Faiz explains “The beginning of triple talaq can be traced sometime during the life of Hazrat Umar But he also did not approve of it and called for the punishment of 40 lashes to anyone who did that Ironically we forgot the teachings of the Quran and just started following a practice prevalent during the lifetime of one Khalifa" What larger purpose does Faiz want to serve through her fight against triple talaq Faiz says her focus is “holistic” She wants to reform all personal laws like Shariat “It was enacted in 1937 when the British were ruling us They as a policy did not want to interfere in our religious affairs So many wrong practices that should have been opposed and stopped continued to exist But that does not mean we shall continue with them even now The British were an alien power They were just concerned about their empire and not its people But the same cannot be expected in free democratic India" says Faiz She adds “Like the issue of talaq there are other areas like inheritance law which is important and should be made clear This right was given 1400 years ago But we don’t know about it" Of why she want personal laws to be regulated by courts Faiz says “These are civil matters so we start remembering Shariat But then in the Quran criminology is also very well defined Like there is a clear instruction of stoning a person to death for rape Will we follow that while deciding a criminal matter No then why do we leave civil matters that affect the lives of people so intensely to a ‘registered body’ We never raise a cry when the Quran or Shariat is not followed in criminal matters But when it comes to civil matters we raise the flag of personal law and religious independence This is not acceptable" What outcome does she expect from this case “I believe that this will be a landmark and defining case in many respects which will ensure equality of women" says Faiz "It will lead to the formation of a constitutional bench that will create history and will usher in a new era of equality for women" H M Shivanand Swamy, download Indian Express App More Related News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: September 12.

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