Soon after the sentencing of the four convicts in the brutal December 16 gangrape, television crime show Crime Patrol has decided to telecast the episode that chronicles the crime that shook the country. The channel had wanted to air the show earlier this year, but could not after the central government told them not to. Now that the show is being aired, many still feel that it may be insensitive.
However, the host of the show Anup Soni says, “I don’t know the percentage of people who feel the show should not be telecast but we have showed so many cases that were also very brutal. These included rapes and acid attacks, but at that time nobody said anything. We are not saying that this is something big so let’s show it, we feel that it is important to talk about these issues,” he says, adding that everything will be portrayed with sensitivity. “It is not about depicting what happened. The purpose is not to get into details of that. It is about talking about remedies, precautions and asking questions. The intent is not to sensationalise it. The big question is where do we go from here? The four convicts have been sentenced but what have we learned? Can we just blame the police and administration? What can we, as citizens do?” he says.