Jail for Clicking Photos of mishap victims

India
April 12, 2013 12:39am CST
Many videos are circulated in net of victims struggling for life in accidents, recently i came across an images and videos of a woman wearing tattered clothes as she battled for life on the site of a road accident. Another video of two girls who died in a road accident shows them in tattered clothes. I have read an article about an accident which took around 40 lives of bus passengers when a bus plunged in to river in southern state of India. Fire force, police or rescue agency vehicle could not reach the site as the road was blocked by on lookers and mobile video takers. I cant understand how these bystanders appear to enjoy taking gruesome photographs of victims battling for survival of lying dead. I feel that such people should get a jail term. What is your opinion about this issue.
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@Deepak2J (1180)
• Bhubaneswar, India
12 Apr 13
Giving them jail term will not solve the problem. But it's not humanity. They should have tried to rescue them. it is necessary to educate people about these things, about helping others rather than just taking photos. If someone will be jailed for taking photos, than people will flew away from accident sites without helping anyone.
• India
12 Apr 13
Why should pedestrians or bystanders indulge in rescue operations, then what is the use of rescue workers and Police, fireforce etc. Why should someone take photos rather than rescue a victim?
@Deepak2J (1180)
• Bhubaneswar, India
13 Apr 13
It takes some time to reach rescue workers and police to reach. So, the people should help them till police or rescue workers arrive at a spot. Taking photos is not good but you can't jail them for that. And what type of human you are if you don't want to help someone in need, just wait till someone arrives to help. I don't like that.
@WakeUpKitty (8711)
• Netherlands
12 Apr 13
The question might be.. where is the difference between a journalist/photographer making such pics and a common person? Also in the past the media used pictures and video's common people made and even payed for it. By now media (newspapers) are not really needed that much anymore and we have internet.. I guess it's faster and there is also a big group of people who does like the attention for themselves instead of giving it away to the newspaper. Also there is a big group of people who loves to show off and brag. It's hard to say when to forbid it, when it's worth a punishment or jail and when not. How come journalist can make pictures and video's of people beging bullied, manipulated, raped, robbed, beaten up, etc. (no matter if it's war or not) even get payed for it and we all find it normal?
• India
12 Apr 13
There is a huge difference, when a journalist shoots a picture , he doesn't spread the picture immediately through social media. After editing only the picture gets published. And the editor is responsible person for publishing such a pic.