Concrete Media Policy at the time of Crisis.

Concrete Media Policy at the time of Crisis.

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Mahendhar Reddy started this petition to Government of India (Prime Minister's Office) and

Role of Media at the time of Crisis.

In the last couple of weeks we, Indians, have witnessed one of the most tense situation across the border after terrorist attack on Indian Army Convoy in Pulwama which claimed 40 lives of Indian Soldiers

Consequently, tensions rose between India and Pakistan across the border which lead to a fog of war. In a situation, One of the Indian Air Force Pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan was held captive by Pakistan, after a dog-fight against PAF fighter Jets. During the period of captivity, Wg Cdr Abhinandan was subjected to several questions by Pakistani forces, Few of the questions Include,

  1. What is your name?
  2. You hail from which place of India?
  3. Are you married?
  4. Which aircraft were you flying?
  5. What was your mission?

With all due respect to the questioning authority, the Pilot has answered few questions and denied to answer some sensitive questions. This is exactly what they are trained for and we should appreciate the courage of the pilot at captivity. These videos are circulated over internet and became viral.
During this period, few media houses tried to cash the situation by repeatedly telecasting stories on questions Pakistani officers asked. At a moment, few TV channels has gone little too far to investigate Wg. Cdr. Abhinandan's residence and started to ask questions to the family of the pilot under captivity. The family denied to comment on it. Revealing the identity of family members is a serious security threat for them which media cannot take responsibility later.
We all remember during the 26/11 attack in Mumbai, Pakistani terrorist leaders reportedly followed the live coverage of Indian News Channel to guide the attackers in Taj Hotel and Nariman Point. We all have seen it live.

Now, Government of India should look into this and take preventive action by preparing a concrete rules and guidelines for media in such a way media behaves in a responsible manner at the time of crisis.

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