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'Don't show dead bodies on TV'

Sheela Bhatt in New Delhi | July 11, 2006 23:07 IST

"Please don't show dead bodies on television," said Vikram Sood, former chief of Research and Analysis Wing while talking to rediff.com. "TV channels should stop showing dead bodies because it generates fear."

The emotion of fear should not be promoted in times of crisis, he added.

"When 9/11 happened American TV viewers were not shown blood and death.

"Children too watch TV, and dead people should not be robbed of their decency."

He said, "What we are seeing on TV suggests that Mumbai city, and the State, was just not prepared for the tragedy. Dead bodies were being carried in a clumsy manner. Nowhere did we see an ambulance, at least there was no visual evidence to show the presence of the State. The State is not reacting fast enough. Even after one hour, the blast sites are not cordoned off."

Sood said, "Terrorism will continue in India. It's a given. Now, we have to show that the State can react fast enough."





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Sub: Dead Bodies

I agree with Mr. Sood. It is time the channels showed some maturity and stopped making news out of the bereaved families. Please respect the ...


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Sub: salute Mumbaikars and no criticism please

The whole nation is feeling low because of this shameful act of idiots. Its hard to understand why they target Innocent people. well its a ...


Posted by Rajeev Bhatia





Sub: not emotions...

Is it not unfair to tell media not to capitalize on this tragedy and make most money out of it. Most TV channels and newspapers ...


Posted by Anubhav





Sub: Role of Media

The barbarci act of voilence once again proved that we are vulnerable and those responsible are doing it time and again at their will. Will ...


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Sub: Don't show dead bodies on TV

Police did not turn up on time. We could see many local volunteers helping to search the compartments. Mutilated and mangled bodies were shown. Blood ...


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