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Viewer complains about noise pollution created by shouting panelists in debate about noise pollution due to Fire Crackers

10, Oct 2017 By Santosh Pradhan

The Supreme Court on Monday suspended any further cracker sales till November 1 as part of an experimental move to gauge the effect of crackers on the alarming air pollution and noise pollution levels in Delhi-NCR. Almost all news debates on channels centered around this judgement. But what came as a big irony was that many viewers registered complaint against a news channels for noise created by shouting panelists who were discussing about noise pollution created by fire crackers.


The incident happened in Mumbai where the houses are so crunched and small that the TV sounds keep resonating in between the walls. Sanil Jain who is a regular viewer of all news debates was watching a debate on the fire cracker ban. He was not surprised by the panelists shouting at each other as it is a part of routine for him. But it came as a surprise to him that the noise levels suddenly touched unimaginable levels, that his neighbors came to his house to check whether everything is all right. Even Sanil felt some pain in his ears and had to take help of some ear drops which he had bought for this very day. It was only after a wise neighbor named Shwetank Srivastava suggested him to use the ‘mute’ button on the remote that things came under control.

After settling down to for some while Sanil went to a nearby police station and filed a complaint against the ‘Noise Hour’ show on a popular TV channel. Police has collected the sample sounds of the show which is telecasted daily and have sent the samples for forensic testing. Reports are awaited and people have come out and supported Sanil for taking initiative against the growing menace of noise pollution generated through television sets.