Monthly Archives: November 2009
TV channels in India have adopted self-regulatory guidelines on covering terror or hostage situations. They have adopted this guidelines ,after widespread criticism of the coverage of the 26/11 . Last year December,the News Broadcasters Association(NBA),a conglomerate of various channels, had come up with some guidelines for their members.Channels had agreed not to beam live contact with the victims or security personnel engaged in rescue operations.The guidelines also urge broadcasters not to telecast the number or identities of hostages and to telecast reportage or commentary that appears sympathetic to the militants.According to guidelines,coverage should avoid shocking,offending or misleading the viewers,and horrifying graphic details must not be beamed Experts had said that 26/11 coverage may have distracted the NSG(National Security Guard) commandos. Millitants got inputs about security forces’ plans . The information and broadcasting ministry had issued to TV channels during the Mumbai attacks.At the time,the news channels had refused to abide the guidelines.They described it as government intervention.
Just a year ago (Nov.26) 10 Pakistani terrorists attacked Mumbai killing nearly 200 people and injuring many more At least 101 persons, including 14 policemen and nine foreigners, were killed and over 300 persons injured in terrorist attacks in Mumbai. Among those killed were chief of the ATS, Hemant Karkare, Additional Commissioner of Police (east Mumbai), Ashok Kamte,and Inspector of the Anti Extortion Cell in Mumbai Police, Vijay Salaskar. The terrorists, struck at 10 places in south Mumbai including five-star hotels, hospitals and train stations. Locations attacked were Oberoi-Trident Hotel, Taj Hotel, Nariman House, Wadi Bunder, Cama hospital, GT hospital, VT railway station, Leopold Cafe, Girgaum and Metro cinema. Low intensity blast were also reported in Ville Parle and grenade attack in Santa Cruz. An unknown Islamic outfit, Deccan Mujahideen, has sent an email to newspapers and TV channels claiming that it carried out the attacks. Later it was found that the millitants, who apparently came in by boats from karachi,Pakistan.
Tawang is awaiting to receive the 14th Dalai Lama who is arriving on a five-day visit to Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday (Nov. 8).The undisputed head of the Buddhists, His Holiness the Dalai Lama is expected to arrive tawng at 10 am local time.The state government of Arunachal pradesh has already announced that visit is purely religious.The Chinese government has objected to the visit of spiritual leader Dalai Lama.China also has accused the Spiritual Head of creating trouble for China.After staying at the Tawang Monastery the Dalai Lama would travel to Dirang on Nov 12.He would travel to Bomdila where he will stay for two days before his arrival in Itanagar,the state capital on the Nov. 14.After his dramatic escape from the Chinese atrocities to India via Zemithang in Tawang.This is the fourth visit of the Spiritual leader. He had earlier come to Arunachal Pradesh in 1983, 1993 and 2003.
In April 1983, His Holiness the Dalai Lama visited Dirang ,Arunachal Pradesh.In 1962 China,India went to war over their disputed territories and more than a dozen meetings have failed to resolve these issues.
In April 1993 Dalai Lama visited neighbouring Gantok,Sikkim.In December 1996,Dalai Lama Visited Salugara,West Bengal.
The His Holiness the Dalai Lama has very soft corner for Tawang because after chinese troops invaded Tibet in 1959,he entered to Indian side through north of Tawang.