Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Khairlanji massacre & national media

'Saqi ki maut pe maikhana udaas hai', the comment was made by a leftist journalist on Jessica Lall's murder and I felt it was in a poor taste then.

Agreed, she was serving liquor, but nobody had the right to belittle her. However, apart from the public outcry and the newspapers carrying the campaign for justice in the case and even going overboard on the issue, the entire national media seems to have ignored the Khairlanji (Kherlanji) massacre (in Bhandara district of Maharashtra).

Only when the Dalit activists came out on streets, held protests and later stromed CM's secretariat, did some papers and channels took cognisance of the heinous crime. Tehelka did carry a report recently by Shivam Vij that is available on his blog.

Is it that the women who were 'gangraped to death and raped even after they died', don't make news because they are no celebrity and the urban India is just not concerned about such massacres!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

How true. That gruesome incident was poorly covered. Was aware of the incident only thru blogs.

Anonymous said...

I think Mediamamu has been either hacked, flagged, blocked, taken down or shut down on Sunday, November 12, 2006 after a series of exposes on the goings on at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai edition. It could even be a Times Group and HT combined move, since both these groups were being severely criticised and exposed. You can also contact MediaMamu at chaloohogayamamoo@gmail.com to find out what happened from MediaMamu himself/herself. Please spread the word.

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