10:46 PM IST - Monday March 30, 2015

BCCC objects on showing violence on small screen

The Broadcasting Content Complaints Council was originally formed by the Indian Broadcasting Foundation. “BCCC” has received 3441 legal complaints about Indian television serials showcasing violence. These complaints are received in a span of 6 months. And the number has been rising.

One such complaint was against drama queen Rakhi Sawant’s show titled “Ghazab Desh Ki Ajab Kahani”. This show had been in news after a participant committed suicide and “Bigg Boss” also is in the queue of showcasing some content that should not be aired. The Indo-Canadian porn star Sunny Leone’s entry in the show became a topic of discussion and many objected on her entry in the show.

Chairperson of National Commission for Ministries- Wajahat Habibullah who is also a member of BCCC said that these complaints are lodged by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. He also said that the impact of these shows leave a negative thought in the viewers minds and can also act as a bad impact on children. He said that they would be taking strict actions against these complaints. He also said that if crime has to be shown on television then women should not be shown as victims. And, these kind of shows should be carried forward with some degree of sensitivity.

The host of “Crime Patrol” – Anoop Soni said that the motive behind showing these crime shows is to create awareness among people about violent crimes happening around and beware of them. He also said that they have been receiving special requests to air their show in prime time slot. He further added that the main idea behind telecasting these types of shows is to make people aware about what is happening around and also these stories are kept real so as to relate it to the real life experiences of people.

Another take from Karanvir Bohra who plays a role in “Dil Se Di Dua Saubhagyavati Bhava” was that these types of shows are not made to spread violence. Instead these are made to make women aware about her rights and fight for the wrong that happens against them in society. BCC objected on certain television shows showing violence or even on shows which shouldn’t be shown at any time but should have a different time slot for their telecast.

He further added that the victimization of women on television should be stopped. And in some cases their team has even said a big NO to some shows like “Prayshchit Gunahon Ka” and so on.

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