Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Don't make film or tele serial on Aarushi case

From TOI:
NEW DELHI: Nupur Talwar, mother of slain Noida school girl Aarushi, on Monday moved the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) seeking restriction on filmmakers from making movies or television serials on her daughter's murder.

Talwar on Monday met Chairperson of NCPCR Shanta Sinha and filed an appeal to bar filmmakers from making film or tele serial on the incident.

Women and Child Development Minister Renuka Chowdhary also termed such attempts by filmmakers as "unfortunate".

"This is very insensitive towards a minor. It is unfair to sensationalise the matter like making film and tele serials on the issue. The case is pending for further investigation and using the subject for anything like this is uncalled for," Chowdhary said.

"The whole situation is such that everyone should restrict themselves to talk about it unless there is some breakthrough in the case. It is inappropriate to talk about it when the things have only reached halfway," said the minister.

The minister has decided to take up the matter with the Information and Broadcasting Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunshi.

"Under the Juvenile Justice Act, we will take the matter with I&B ministry. We would ensure that the ministry looks into the matter and no one makes a film or a tele serial on the issue," she said.

Obviously there are far more important matters to attend to when your daughter is murdered.

-Aditya Raghuwanshi

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