In view of 27 shooting deaths at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, Hindus have asked for some kind of regulation on movies, television and video-games to curb the growing culture of violence.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, suggested that an urgent national debate involving Federal Communications Commission, Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), Entertainment Software Rating Board and other related/affected bodies/groups/organizations should be held.
Rajan Zed pointed out that entertainment industry should look into their heart and impose some kind of self-regulation curbing excessive and unnecessary violence. They should give priority to the welfare of the humankind instead of just focusing on the mercantile greed.
Expressing shock at the senseless act of violence in Connecticut, Zed stressed that religions and religious leaders should also come out openly and strongly against the culture of violence. Not only USA, this violent content of the entertainment industry also negatively affected the entire world, Zed added.
Rajan Zed commended MPAA for its statement on this issue: “We stand ready to be part of the national conversation.”