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Hijacking and Terror in Sky

Giriraj Shah (Author)
Synopsis Hijacking is not a recent phenomenon though the attention of the international community has been focused on it only after the hijacking of IC-814 from Kathmandu to Kandahar and now hijacking of four planes in America and subsequent attack on WTC and Pentagon. The first recorded incident of hijacking took place in 1930 when an aircraft which landed at an aerodrome in Peru was seized by army rebels who demanded to be flown to Chile. Since then several hundred incidents of hijacking have taken place resulting in many cases in the destruction of aircraft, death of crew members and of passengers as well as the hijacker(s). To begin with the incidents were few in number and did not involve significant acts of violence. In the sixties, beginning with the first ‘Cuban’ hijacking in 1961, the problem became more devious. Attempts to formulate legal measures to deal specifically with the problem began in 1962 when the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) considered a draft convention on offences on board aircraft, criminal jurisdiction and the rights and duties of the aircraft commander. In March 1962, the United States submitted a proposal to be included in the draft convention a provision to deal with unlawful seizure of aircraft. This work is a pioneering effort which deals with the hijacking and terror in the sky.
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About the author

Giriraj Shah

Dr. Giri Raj Shah, a distinguished police officer and writer, did his M.A. in History and Law and was inducted in the Indian Police Service in 1972. He was posted as Deputy Superintendent of Police in Bareilly and Unnao Districts. He was promoted as Supdt. Of Police/Commandant and was posted at Fatehgarh at a time when it was reeling under the impact of Alwar gang. After Fatehgarh he had brief halt at Lucknow and then moved on to Bareilly. He is Director of Uttarakhand Sodh Sansthan and is a life member of Royal Geographical Society, London. He has won a number of awards including the Govind Ballabh Pant Piuraskar instituted by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Hindi Sahitya Sammelan Golden Jubilee Award, Samagra Sahitya Puraskar of Hindi Sansthan, Uttar Pradesh and International Kusum Kumari Award. He has published twenty books since the publication of his first book India Rediscovered.

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Title Hijacking and Terror in Sky
Author Giriraj Shah
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 8126110902
length xx+322p., 25cm