Bollywood may glorify crime, but don't follow it, says Nikam

Jan 11, 2013, 07:53 IST | A Correspondent

Speaking to students at the Indian Student Parliament, eminent lawyer asks youngsters to show restraint

Stating that the existing law system in the country is efficient to tackle increasing crimes, eminent public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said instead people should behave with morality, as a crime is not only against an individual, but also against the society. Nikam was speaking at the third Indian Student Parliament (ISP), a national forum floated by city-based MIT School of Government (MITSOG) yesterday.

Youth power: Dignitaries inaugurate the third Indian Student Parliament yesterday; (below) Eminent lawyer Ujjwal Nikam addresses young students at the conclave organised by the city-based MIT School of Government. Other prominent personalities from various fields were present on the first day.

Giving an example of the efficacy of the courts, Nikam said that he was successful in getting Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Qasab punished with the existing law system, and therefore citizens should not have any doubts about the ineffectiveness of the existing laws in the country.

“Youngsters should know where to stop. Many times while fighting cases against criminals, I have observed the behaviour of criminals wherein they feel committing a crime is thrilling,” Nikam said. “Although Bollywood and Hollywood films glorify crimes, youngsters should only take it as entertainment and should not follow it,” said Nikam.

Elaborating on the three ‘P’s which, according to Nikam, are responsible for the increasing crimes by youngsters, he said, “Poverty, paucity of proper education and population explosion are impelling youngsters to commit crimes.”

The two-day event commenced in the presence of many dignitaries, including scientist Raghunath Mshelkar, Ramoji group head Ramoji Rao, journalist Mark Tully, SAARC director Mohammad Ibrahim Ghafoori, cricketer Unmukt Chand and shooter Gagan Narang.

Bhartiya Janata Party’s national president Nitin Gadkari and Myanmar’s pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi also conversed with the students via video conferencing. Gadkari appealed to the youth to join politics, and said that any youngster interested in joining politics should concentrate on developmental politics rather than power politics.  

Go to top