Crime Patrol postpones Delhi gang-rape episode: Good for government or country?

18 Jan

Crime patrol, a popular TV show on Sony channel which reconstructs the Indian crime cases with actors was scheduled to telecast the shameful Delhi gang-rape episode on January 11, 2013. Unfortunately due to the pressures from Information and Broadcasting ministry in India for the time being the episode has been postponed. The I&B ministry has asked Sony to be sensitive to ground realities.

Considering the outrage that could have been triggered post-airing of the gang-rape episode, many would believe that government has probably taken the right decision by forcing Sony, not to telecast the Delhi gang-rape incident. The big question, does the government really think about Indian people more than losing their reputation? The TV show could have easily tarnished the image of the current Indian government which is currently all time low and would have highlighted the security lapses in providing safety to women. Our smart I&B minister Manish Tiwari who once referred Anna Hazare corrupt said “This is a very sensitive matter. A big question is raised about Section 19 of the Constitution..and what kind of restriction can be put on freedom to speak and write”. Where was Mr. Tiwari’s Section 19 when last year in a press conference he openly alleged Anna Hazare to be a corrupt person?

Indian government with this kind of dictatorship has clearly demonstrated that they are no different from government of country like Pakistan, a couple of days back the Pakistani government had cut the cable TV connections in an attempt to stop the live speech of Tahir-ul-Qadri’s who was in open confrontation with the Pakistani government. Those days are not far when the Indian government will be secretly reading the personal emails of the citizens.

With the protest against Delhi gang-rape gone into a silent zone, the Crime patrol’s episode would have done wonders to the outcry of people for framing strong laws to protect the women of our country. It would have certainly brought new life to the fight of common man against the government. The Indian Government as usual have played their waiting game by forcing the postponement of the show, they know protests have gone into a dormant phase and there will be no much fuss if they come with the same old or slightly modified remedies for protecting women of India.

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