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He is not on life support any more but is undergoing rehabilitative care in one of the most expensive private hospitals in the city at government’s expense. When asked if he would return to the upcoming movie’s follow-up, and the accompanying cholesterol warning bells going off in one’s head,’ and Chemmeen(Malayalam), But there are many problems before the police can proceed in the case.And if the plight of the Southeast Asian women allegedly enslaved by a Saudi diplomat in London in 2011 andtwo Filipino women rescued from the home of a Saudi diplomat in Washington in 2013 is anything to go by it may not be a smooth path for the Indian policeahead First there’s the legal side “Consular officers shall not be liable to arrest or detention pending trial except in the case of a grave crime and pursuant to a decision by the competent judicial authority” (emphasis added) On paper article 41 paragraph 1 of the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations looks self-explanatory enough But its implementation is rarely as simple The two Nepali girls rescued from the Gurgaon residence of a Saudi diplomat on Monday night IBNLive For instance the 2013 arrest and strip-search of Indian deputy consul-general in New York Devyani Khobragade on the grounds of alleged visa fraud violated her diplomatic immunity and somehow implied that she had committed a grave crime But two years earlier the US had invoked diplomatic immunity to have Raymond Davis — widely believed to be a CIA contractor — freed and returned to the US at once from Pakistan In fact President Barack Obama invoked diplomatic immunity under the Vienna Convention and demanded the release of the “diplomat” His crime Killing two Pakistani men in broad daylight in Lahore Clearly what constitutes a ‘grave crime’ and what doesn’t is open to interpretation and problematic at best Additionally as per article 31 of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Immunity there are only three circumstances under which diplomatic immunity does not apply: action relating to private immovable property action relating to succession and estates and action relating to any professional or commercial activity outside official functions Rape as it turns out is not among these Second there’s the geopolitical side India and Saudi Arabia share cordial relations Apart from the fact that Saudi Arabia is India’s second largest supplier of crude oil and its fourth largest trade partner (bilateral trade reached nearly $40 billion in 2014-15) it is also home to a sizeable diaspora of over 25 million Indians The year 2015 was set to be Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s breakout year in West Asia Avisit to the UAE already under his belt and a proposed high-profile visit to Saudi Arabiais on the cards ‘in the coming months’ The significance of this visit will be three-fold — energy security investment and security The third of these factors is likely to be crucial given Riyadh’s closeness to Islamabad The case against the Saudi diplomat comes at a delicate time for India-Saudi relations given that seven Indian nationals are still believed to be missing in an air-strike in Yemen carried out by a Saudi-led alliance But with a recently-signed defence agreement and Saudi Arabia’s extradition of 26/11 plotter Abu Jundal in 2012 (not to mention those who were brought back covertly to India through less orthodox means) New Delhi is unlikely to upset the apple-cart by pushing Riyadh too hard on the prosecution of the diplomat the gravity of the crime notwithstanding Third there’s the added complication of nationality The alleged crime occurred in India and has been chargedunder the Indian Penal Code However with the alleged perpetrator being a Saudi national and the victims Nepali a spanner may havebeen thrown into what is already a complicated situation While Nepali nationals have often faced hardships in India this particular case could blow into a three-way diplomatic crisis if not handled sensitively The Indian MEA is likely to push the Saudis to waive the diplomat’s immunity but this is likely to be in vain What is more likely is a situation that sees Riyadh recall the diplomat in question and administer internal punishment Either way India-Nepal relations are unlikely to be affected However if India displays laxityin pursuing the case it may just provide protestors in Nepal — presently railing against the draft of the new Nepali Constitution — with another issue with which to generate anti-India steam Lastly there is the nature of the case itself The allegations are undoubtedly serious However given the context of India-Saudi relations which would preclude New Delhi from exerting too much pressure on Riyadh any consequences are likely to be faced by the diplomat back in Saudi Arabia Under Sharia Law however rape is classified under Hudud cases — considered crimes against God — and interpreted as adulterous sexual intercourse between unmarried people The only problem is that the law prescribes an inordinately harsh punishment on women while the man cannot be considered guilty unless he confesses or is witnessed in the act by at least four adult Muslim men Interestingly sodomy — for which the diplomat has been charged under section 377 of the IPC — carries a far harsher sentence in Saudi Arabia Published: July 31 2013 12:14 am Related News The eco-restoration of Lake Pashan in Pune is a good showcase for the partnership between experts and municipal authorities Lakes in and around cities should be a major source of attraction for those living in urban areas From morning walkers to romantic couples longing to get away in a boatto the elderly who simply want to sit and watch the world go bylakes cater to us all Andof coursewhen associated with wetlandsthey provide an opportunity to make our children and grandchildren into amateur naturalists What many of us dont know is the vital role these water bodies play in maintaining the sustainability of our environment But in India we have come to dread water bodies in our cities only because instead of rainwaterit is sewage and effluents that are filling up our urban lakes and ponds Rather than controlling the rate of run-off in our citieswe find our lakes carrying the load of garbagesewage and encroachment by land grabbers It need not be that way Pune has shown the way The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC)working closely with the Institute of Environment Education and ResearchBharati Vidyapeeth University (BVIEER)funded by the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM)launched an eco-restoration project that has successfully brought Lake Pashan and its surrounding wetlands back to their original glory I could share the joy as Dr Erach Bharucha gleefully informed me that in the winter of 2012-13a pair of grey herons nested successfully at Pashanafter a longlong time A surgeon by professionDr Bharucha is passionate about environmental sustainabilityand has found a second vocation as the director of BVIEER He and his team have worked closely with the PMC in restoring biodiversity in the region Pashan lake and the surrounding wetlands used to be a major attraction for bird watching The legendary Salim Ali was a frequent visitor Bird counts were regularly taken by the World Wildlife Fund and Ecological Society of Pune As late as the 1950sthe lake hosted flamingosstorksnucta ducks and a host of waders In wintermorning birds used to come to Pashan and return to the Mula-Mutha river bed (a 1 km stretch between Bund Garden and Koregaon Park) in the evening to roost on islands and rock bunds made by traditional fisherfolk The lake was created by an ancient dam across Ramnadia tributary of the Mula river of Pune city The ecosystem was an undisturbed habitat for aquatic birds with a full complement of raptorssuch as Marsh harriers and Bonellis eagles The water flowed through an extensive forested tract of babul trees and scrubland on the surrounding hills Scrubland is often looked upon as wasteland Just because it does not produce crops and does not yield revenuedoes not mean that it has no value The terrestrial babul thorn forest and scrubland had significant value for rich bird and insect life in the region The lake was the source of water to Pashan village But more importantthe wetlands helped retain water during dry periodsthus keeping the water table high and relatively stable During floodsthey reduced flood levels downstream and trapped suspended solids and nutrients in the aquatic systemthereby creating conditions of rich biodiversity Even in the early 1980sPashan was a major wintering site for waterfowl There was a precipitous drop in these visitors to the lake between 1989 and 1994 The increased human activity in and around the lakeincluding washing clothes and bathing cattletook its toll on the environment Pune also saw an investment upsurge on the western side of the city in the aftermath of the Mumbai blasts of 1992-93 The upstream debris from construction in the catchment area of Ram nala (originally Ramnadi)11 km away from the lakedestroyed the natural babul forest It added to the problem of rapid siltation and reduced the depth and water storage capacity of the lake As the lake became shallowthe fringe reed beds gave way to Ipomoea (commonly known as the besharam plantwhich wipes off everythinggrowing itself into a thick shrub)which covered about a third of the previous water spread The second half of the 1990s saw another major investment boom in Puneled by the IT Park in Hinjewadi A number of villages in Bavdhan Khadancovering an area of a little over 6 sq km on the western side of Pashanand another collection of villagescovering 84 sq km in Baner on the eastern sidewere added to the Pune municipal area in 1997 As the housing and construction boom took off just as water and sewerage infrastructure was being laidPashan lake and the wetlands were at the receiving end of these developments The debris from construction activity found its way to the lake and the wetlands With the deteriorating conditions at the lakethe movement of local birds stoppedand the region turned into only a halting or roosting site for a few migratory birds Raptors (birds of prey that sit at the apex of the food pyramid) such as Marsh harriersonce common in Pashanbecame only occasional visitors As the mud banks were lostwaders dependent on gradually tapering water levels at the periphery also abandoned the region It was then that the PMC turned its attention to Pashan to undo the damage The lake was fully drained in May 2005 with a view to dredging and removing the silt Recognising the need for scientific inputsBVIEER was requested in 2006 to prepare a full-fledged eco-restoration project for Pashan At a total cost of Rs 167 crorethe project was sanctioned under the JNNURM in 2006and the contract for implementation was given to a private companyNERILbased on competitive bidding The government of India contributed 50 per cent of the fundsthe government of Maharashtra 20 per centand the PMC30 per cent The project has been completed in six years with a close partnership in continuous monitoring of progress by the PMC and BVIEER As Mahesh Pathakmunicipal commissionerPuneput it? 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