Showing posts with label Mangalore. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mangalore. Show all posts

Monday, July 30, 2012

Why rave?! [212/365]

not a pretty sight this. Source: The Internet
Mangalore is back in the news. Again for all the wrong reasons.
A group of seven youngsters, who'd gathered to celebrate their birthdays were busted by a fringe political party. (Moral Policing)

Apparently the media was in the right place at the right time as the 'raid' was broadcast live across the nation. Visuals of the men pulling and ripping off the clothes of the four girls were gruesome. Couple of questions at the top of my head are:
Who authorized this raid?
Why shouldn't these men be hung?
What is the role of media in a situation like this?

Now, even if we were to humor the 'righteous police' and assume the youngsters were into whatever our imaginations can concoct, isn't that what the real cops for?
The media has been getting it's fair share of flak for a while now. While journalistic license allows you to capture all that happens around you, does it also mean that you get to be at the scene while the crime is in progress and not act to stop it? If we thought Guwahati was a rare phenomena, what happened at Mangalore is unholy. The cameramen should have informed the police and resisted the urge of filming such unabated violence.
The men who misbehaved with the youngsters must be made an example of and hung. No mercy can be shown. But this is asking for too much of a nation who fetes and pampers it's terrorists.

For a world where you're only as famous as the headline you get, this broadcast just got the party that much needed publicity boost.
The victims will be psychologically scarred for ever, and life moves on.

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