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  • Drs.D.M.Sagar, The Netherlands

M.S.Dodderi@rug.nl

Dear Editor,

I read about the statements of so called intellectuals who are trying to stop the crime diary on TV. I strongly propose that, may it be crime or may it be an ordinary news or any ordinary event in the society, showing it to the society is the duty of the media. However, the way it is shown, the finer details and the impact it makes on a spectator is very much subjective and depends very much upon "how" the spectator looks at the whole thing.

The society should understand how and why a crime is done, what are the retrospects of that, a general psychology of the criminal, its impacts, and the laws which protect the

victims (or suppose to protect-more practical). If this is the over all motto of the crime diary, i would very much appreciate that. On these grounds the showing of the crimes on TV is justifiable on rational grounds.

However, the argument that showing crime would induce more crime- seems to be baseless, unless if the so called intellectuals can show few live examples where a person

who is not a criminal before watching the crime diary, but becomes a criminal by watching crime diary and commits a crime based on the live ideas shown in crime diary, then their statement gets a meaning.Otherwise, their protest would come under the title

"politics", or their protest is politically motivated, and the reasons they give are pseudo-reasons. However, unfortunately these pseudo-reasons can serve the purpose

of so called politically motivated people in india when the majority of the individuals(!?) in the indian society cannot use their brain which is by default hanging between

their shoulders. Hense, their reasoning is seemingly meaningful enough (but not really meaningful)to drag the attention of pseudo-orthodox people in the society. Again,

the most unfortunate thing is, the majority of the mob can be convinced well by these pseudo-reasons.

What do you think about this?

Another Opinion :

This is in response to a news item calling for ban on 2 excellent programs.
I totally support the TV Programs "Crime Story and Crime Diary". I am a regular watcher of this program along with my family at night after my kids go to bed. Calling for a ban on these programs sounds highly political to me. This is a combination of popular USA programs like Cops, Inside Edition etc., where they try to show lots of cases that would have gone un noticed. There were excellent eye opener cases on Dowry deaths, Corrupt politicians, Useless police officers etc., I think, these programs are giving an opportunity to ordinary citizens to know what goes on behind closed doors of Government offices etc., So why should these people make it a big deal out of it. Are they scared that some thing that they are doing may come out ?????


Mr.Kakkathkar and Mr.Ravi Belegere, I fully support the excellent work you are doing in bring out lots of social problems. Keep it up.

Thanks

Ram Prasad, Bangalore
www.geocities.com/singer_ram

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