“Sach Ka Samna” Wins
“Sach Ka Samna”
Delhi High Court has dismissed the plea against the Star Plus reality show,”Sach ka Saamna’ saying that it has better work than moral policing.
A division bench of Chief Justice Ajit Prakash Shah and Justice Manmohan said, "It is for the government to decide whether the programme should be banned or not. It is not the function of the court... There are far more serious problems in this country which we have to settle."
It Deepak Maini and Prabhat Kumar, the people who had filed the petition, have been oredered to approach the central government.
The petitioners had approached the court seeking a stay on the show being telecast on Star Plus channel, alleging that it was against the values of Indian society.
But the court said, "Our culture is not so fragile that it would be affected by one TV programme. Those who don't want to see it can switch off their TV sets or can watch any other channel."
The petitioners had accused that the programme posed 'obscene' questions to the contestants and cited the example of a woman who was asked in her husband's presence if she had a physical relationship with another person. When she said no, the polygraph test said the answer was wrong.
"Sach ka Saamna", based on the popular American TV show "Moment of Truth", started this month and has climbed popularity charts.