India's Supreme Court Blasts Live Television Coverage

Covering terrorist attack on Mumbai live apparently does not serve any "national interest"


Terming the coverage of the 26/11 Mumbai attack by Indian TV news channels as "reckless" and "gory", the Supreme Court Wednesday came down strongly on the broadcasters for their treatment of the carnage and said they had jeopardised national security for their commercial interests.

The stinging observations by the bench of Justices Aftab Alam and C K Prasad came as the court maintained the death penalty for Ajmal Kasab, the lone Pakistani terrorist caught alive.