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'Page 3 syndrome ails Indian media'

india Updated: Aug 10, 2006 23:37 IST
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Disappointed over the coverage of the anniversary of the historic Quit India Movement, former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court Rajinder Sachar on Thursday said the media is suffering from a "page 3 syndrome".

"Should not the post 1947 generation have the benefit of even a reminder of those glorious days? Or is page 3 syndrome the only diet our young are supposed to be fed?" Sachar said.

"A reading of yesterday's and today's newspapers has caused me both sorrow and anger. Yesterday, August 9 was a day when Quit India Movement was started by Mahatma Gandhi in 1942. But tragically, there was not even a mention in yesterday's papers that August 9 has any special significance for our country," he said.

There was no special feature on TV. "Have we really forgotten the heroic men and women whose sacrifices have made it possible for us to be proud to live in a free India," Sachar questioned.

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