Tortuous trajectory of Uphaar case exposes the limitations of the legal framework to bring closure, fix accountability

News: There are so many fire incidences that occurred like in a coaching centre in Surat, children hospital etc. Delhi HC, recently, gave 7 years imprisonment to convicts involved in tampering with evidence in the 1997 Uphaar fire tragedy case. All this raises a question on the efficacy of fire safety norms that fail to… Continue reading Tortuous trajectory of Uphaar case exposes the limitations of the legal framework to bring closure, fix accountability

Burning problem: Fast urbanising India can’t be cavalier on safety & have pathetic fire-fighting infrastructure

News: There is a need to adopt various mechanisms to control fire incidents. There are many loose ends in ensuring the fire safety standards. In 2019 alone, India recorded 10,915 deaths due to fire accidents. Recently, a fire broke out in a hospital in Maharashtra, which led to the loss of 11 lives. Where do… Continue reading Burning problem: Fast urbanising India can’t be cavalier on safety & have pathetic fire-fighting infrastructure