Air Travel and dangerous goods

Radhe Maa is in the news for all the wrong reasons. 
But I am not touching those issues.
She carried a Trishul on a flight. And there have been all kinds of allegations and defensives from all kinds of people.

I will relate my own experiences.
A long time back, I was flying from Port Blair to Kolkata in an Indian Airlines flight.

The security staff in Port Blair were asking every passenger to take out the batteries from their cameras and throwing them out.
I don’t know whether they knew that there were batteries in watches, and even in some pen which had built in watches, and even in some pendants which had built in watches.
But they ignored these.

Another time, I was flying from Hubli to Chennai via Bangalore. 
I was carrying a camera stand. There was no problem in the Hubli to Bangalore flight. 
Bu the security staff in  Bangalore airport objected to my carrying the camera stand with me……the reason was that the camera stand had pointed legs and could be used as a weapon.
Finally, I handed it to the captain. He carried it with him.

Different people interpret rules in different ways.
The same is the case with Radhe Maa. Obviously, the security staff must have cleared her Trishul.

Even the knife and fork given with the meals in the aircraft can be used as weapons.
The passengers have a right to know what they can or can not carry…… ifs and buts….no illogical interpretations.







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