National carrier Air India putting MP Ravindra Gaikwad on a no-fly list after he beaten up a duty officer with a slipper who was helping the MP from criminal proceedings as the focus has shifted from criminal offence to public curiosity on his flying rights which was uncalled for. No criminal proceedings have begun against the MP which means the government too is hand-in-glove to protect a member of their own community whom poor citizens elect for governance. This truly is wrong precedence set by the Airline as well as the government and will such luxury of no criminal proceedings be followed for ordinary citizens too if they commit similar crime?
Ravindra Gaikwad’s name should be withdrawn from no-fly list and he should be arrested and put behind bars for his misdeeds. Automatically, he cannot fly if he is put in prison and that is a better way to deal with such offences than withdrawing flying rights which doesn’t stop him from committing criminality on citizens as he is free to do what he desires.
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)