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Thursday, July 07, 2005

sad but true

Ayodhya is back in news. Very few people would know the motive behind the attack a couple of days back. However, the incident brings back some sad memories. For a developing country like India, the last thing needs to happen is any more riots. I think it is important for us to ignore such small incidents and not to spread any fear. Unfortunately, many political parties and religious groups are busy telling public that they have a feel of after effects of the recent attacks. Media should play its role by downsizing the amount of material that gets printed on this matter. If media restrains itself to publishing incidents only, it would not give rise to anger against anybody. I think that opinions of various leaders etc. on this matter should be suppressed by the media. It is these opinions that give further rise to anger in common man. Having said that, in a democracy like ours it is hard to enforce such constraints on the media. We can just hope that people behave "sensibly".

4 Comments:

At 7/07/2005 06:30:00 AM, Blogger aditya said...

See Cho Ramaswamy's interview on Rediff recently. According to him, this is the right time to impose emergency but such a leader is not there.

 
At 7/07/2005 11:48:00 AM, Blogger AjayGupta said...

I cant help but remember a speech made by Hon President Dr APJ at some convocation. It made its way to my mailbox by means of a fwd. He was recounting his trip to Israel. It went something like this: "I got up in the morning and picked up a newspaper. As always, I expected to see the big news covered on the first page. But, things turned out to be totally unexpected. On the first page, they had printed a story of a brave man and how he saved his kids (sthing like that). All the news about bomb-blasts, crime and unrest followed in small and in pages much after the first page. The thought - despite the numerous unhappy events, the newspaper chose to greet the citizens with a story of encouragement and happiness. That is the way it should be - a good happy start to the day, very much unlike ours - with news of even the pettiest of crimes right in our face , bold and in largest font size possible.

 
At 7/08/2005 06:50:00 AM, Anonymous Ashutosh Sovani said...

I totally Agree, Smash!

 
At 11/22/2006 07:48:00 AM, Blogger Alpana said...

Can't media behave sensibly? And do you really think that this is the common man who does these things? Or participates in Violence? Nope, they also happen to be Politician’s CHAMACHAS...

 

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