Following letter is written by Priyanjana Das in light of Guwahati incident:
There has been a lot of questions raised on it Nationwide and it has been trending on Twitter and other social sites. We have raised some questions concerned about it to The Hon’ble Chief Minister Of Assam, regarding the concept of safety which seems far way from reality.
1. We agree to it that the video footage have helped us identify 7 men out of the 20 and the Police has caught 3 of them, but why has the media flashed the entire video footage on TV and it went viral of youtube, could it not have taken snapshots of people and asked for identification quizzes? Or they could have just given the video to the police for further investigation. If tomorrow we get raped, will we be filmed and flashed on TV? We would like to know what steps have been taken to ban unethical journalism when they do not practice the basic ethics of media?
4. Why is the State government silent despite the nationwide rage? We would also like to know if the carelessness of the media has been addressed to by the Government?
5. Also, with 3 caught and the other 17 uncaught, has the girl been provided protection with molesters still roaming around and looming in the city in large numbers.
6. And the last question, has anyone ever thought of the trauma and psychological impact the girl has faced for this uncalled for incident made even more dirty by the careless reporting of the media? If so, has she been provided with psychological counselling?
We are just a group of students and we have raised some questions regarding the felonious and appalling crime committed and we expect an answer.
Kasturi Ratan Verma
Shruti Sarma Hazarika
Kaustuv Prakash Pathak