This is the complaint I sent by Regisered Post to the SC registrar
BY REGISTERED POST ACKNOWLEDGEMENT DUE
17th November 2009
Supreme Court of India,
Tilak Marg, New Delhi-110 001
Sub: TELEVISION PROGRAM DEFAMING JUDICIARY AND POLICE DEPARTMENT
My NAME IS JASVINDER SINGH, SON OF Dalip Singh Obhan (Late) aged 48 years and a resident of Bangalore.
From August 2009, a television channel called SAB TV has been broadcasting a program called “YE CHANDA KANOON HAI” on every Wednesday night. This program is extremely derogative to the judiciary and judicial officers and aimed at high court judges, as is evident from the dress of the advocates, judges and the building displayed at the beginning of the program.
This program depicts a judge who is generally clumsy in his behavior and language and is constantly trying to impress a lady advocate and trying to give rulings in her favor. The judge also visits the chambers of the lady advocate at every given opportunity and tries impressing her and giving her suggestions on how to win the case.
This is not the first instance that the TV channel called SAB TV has made fun of the law enforcement machinery of the land. This channel has been regularly telecasting a serial called FIR five days a week, in which the police officers are shown in very poor light.
The opening sequence of this serial shows lady police officers dancing to a western tune in a very obscene and suggestive manner. The central character of this serial is a lady police officer called Chandramukhi Chautala who believes that her primary duty is to seduce her male officer boss into marry her. This serial does away with all discipline associated with a police force and leas people to believe that a police station is a circus.
You will appreciate that television is a medium which reaches of homes all over the country and the majority of our citizens live in rural areas where television is the only medium of information and entertainment. Such serials when regularly shown to poor and uneducated villagers leads to believe them that this how the judiciary and police of the country behaves and the next time a villager needs to file case in the court of law, he will try to engage a lady lawyer who is beautiful and can impress the judge with her beauty and advances. The villager will go on to believe that a police station is place where the police officers have a lot of personal work and it necessary to learn to dance and sing if justice is to be expected.
These types of serials are very disturbing and damaging to all concerned. I tried filing a police complaint at Adugodi Police station Bangalore but they laughed away my complaint saying that they were not bothered about how they were portrayed in a serial and if the judges had any problem with any serial, it was their problem and they would take Suo Moto notice of the matter and take action.
The police authorities went on to comment that they were sure that even some judicial officers would have seen this program and if they did not feel bad about it, why was I getting concerned for no rhyme or reason. I was told to stop thinking such nonsense and concentrate on my work.
I have been wondering what to do as I am a law abiding citizen of this country and can not tolerate such humiliation of the judiciary of this country. I am writing to you to request you to take Suo moto action based on this, my letter and have action initiated accordingly in the interest of the Judiciary and public of India. I have absolutely no personal interest in this matter except that I believe this country is mine as much as any one else’s and it is my duty to protect the honor of our Judiciary.
I have nothing else to add in this matter but earnestly hope that this plea of mine is heard in the highest court of the land and this country is a great country where the voice of a common man is also heard.
8, 2nd Cross Munikrishnappa Layout,
Koramangala Road, Adugodi,