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Times Now launches campaign against NDTV over Nirbhaya documentary broadcast

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March04/ 2015

India’s Daughter, a documentary made by BBC, interviews Mukesh Singh, one of the men convicted of the brutal Delhi gang rape of a physiotherapy student in 2012.

Singh’s statements in the documentary, which is slated to be aired by BBC Four on its Storyville programme on Sunday, have been creating ripples, for it exposes the mindset of a rapist. The Telegraph reports that Mukesh Singh says: “A decent girl won’t roam around at 9 o’clock at night. A girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy. Boy and girl are not equal. Housework and housekeeping is for girls, not roaming in discos and bars at night doing wrong things, wearing wrong clothes. About 20 per cent of girls are good.”

NDTV , along with BBC and several other international channels, will broadcast the documentary on March 8, which is the International Women’s Day.

However, NDTV’s competitor Times Now has started a campaign condemning NDTV and BBC, calling for the broadcast of the programme be stopped.

On its flagship show Newshour and on social media, Times Now has raised several questions on social media asking how could the ‘Indian channel’ give a ‘platform’ to a rapist and states that their action is ‘an ultimate insult to Nirbhaya!’

In a series of tweets posted on Tuesday, Times Now throws several accusatory remarks at NDTV, without naming them even once. But later in the Newshour, Editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami named NDTV and called it ‘Voyeuristic’ and said this was ‘a desperate way to get TRPs’.

Times Now insists that the channel ‘does not believe in interviewing rapists.’



Tags: #NirbhayaInsulted, Delhi Gang Rape Mukesh Singh, Mukesh Singh Blames Nirbhaya, NDTV, TIMES NOW
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