Air India urine case accused Shankar Mishra had claimed – ‘The woman had urinated on herself’.
Mishra’s lawyer claims urinary incontinence in 80 percent of Kathak dancers
In one study, 22.5 percent of female dancers had urinary incontinence.
New Delhi. In an Air India flight, a woman accused her co-passenger Shankar Mishra of urinating on her (Air India Urination Case). On Saturday, Shankar Mishra rejected the woman’s allegation and claimed that the woman must have urinated on herself, because Kathak dancers have this problem, they do not know how to control. Shankar’s lawyer claimed that the complainant himself urinated. He suffers from the problem that most of the Kathak dancers have. The lawyer said that instead of repenting for the heinous act done by the accused, he has adopted a campaign of spreading misinformation and lies with the intention of further harassing the victim. The lawyer told the court that the complainant was suffering from some disease related to prostate. ‘Kathak dancers’ suffer from this.
After this claim of the lawyer, a new debate has started. Various veterans of this dance form have denied this claim. Shankar Mishra had earlier denied the allegations and told a Delhi court that the complainant woman had urinated on herself due to urinary incontinence. Talking to ANI, Mishra’s lawyer had said that the seat of the complainant woman was blocked. Shankar Mishra was unable to reach there. Woman suffering from incontinence. He urinated on himself. She is a Kathak dancer, and 80 percent of Kathak dancers have this problem.
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Let’s understand what is urinary incontinence
According to Medical News Today, involuntary leakage of urine is known as urinary incontinence. It refers to the condition, when one does not want to urinate, it happens. Urinary continence, either lost or weakened, is a common problem. According to The American Urological Association, one-fourth to one-third of men and women in the United States suffer from this problem. Women are more likely to suffer from urinary incontinence than men. It is estimated that 30 percent of women in the age group of 30 to 60 years suffer from it, while 1.5 to 5 percent of men in the US suffer from it.
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What is the reason for the problem?
The National Health Service (UK) believes that the most common cause of this problem is a weakening of the muscles used to hold urine. Overactivity of the detrusor muscle that controls the bladder is usually the cause of incontinence. Overflow incontinence is often caused by a blockage in the bladder, which prevents it from emptying completely. It can also be caused by a birth defect in the bladder, an injury to the spinal cord, or a small, tunnel-like hole between the bladder and a surrounding area (fistula).
Certain things can increase the likelihood of urinary incontinence, including obesity, pregnancy, family history, and increasing age. However incontinence is not an inevitable part of ageing.
Do Kathak dancers suffer from this problem?
While no specific research has been found for urinary incontinence in Kathak dancers. There is definitely a study on various athletes and dancers suffering from this issue. According to a 2018 study, ‘Investigation of urinary incontinence in female dancers – a cross sectional study’ in the Research Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, states that 22.5 percent of female dancers had urinary incontinence. And the dancer’s BMI and training duration had a positive association with urinary incontinence. This study was done on the basis of examination of 124 women. There were 62 dancers in it and 62 were not.
What is a Kathak dancer called?
Many Kathak dancers have told the claim of Shankar Mishra’s lawyer as a lie. Along with this, he also condemned it. Kathak dancer Anindita Niyogi anonymous writing for ABP News said that there is no scientific fact behind this misleading claim. To say that Kathak dancers suffer from incontinence is a baseless claim. A Kathak artist can be male or female, there is no gender difference in this modern dance world. In fact Kathak dancers develop strongly developed bladder muscles due to their active physical regime and years of training.
On the other hand, lawyer and Kuchipudi dancer Rashmi Vaidyalingam told Hindustan Times that ‘this is the most ridiculous thing I have heard’. How can anyone think like this? There has to be a medical examination to confirm, and it appears that the man was under the influence of alcohol and was unable to control himself. Shame on the passengers, crew and all the eyewitnesses who are not reacting strongly to this incident. This happens when you live in a patriarchal society. The man and his lawyer have given ridiculously defensive statements. Dancer always has control over his body, and what does the lawyer know about this?’
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 15, 2023, 14:13 IST