Dainik Bhaskar has outraged the modesty of a girl student of Jawaharlal Nehru University who is struggling for her life and attempted to assassinate her character. The story can be read here.Further, the newspaper has a habit of publishing such sick stories for getting traffic to its website and thus reinforces ptriarchal mindset thereby exposing women to more violence.
Ms. Mamta Sharma
- Chairperson, Press Council of India
Justice Markandey Katju
- Editor, Dainik Bhaskar
I am writing to regarding very disgusting and misogynist photo story published by Dainik Bhaskar in its website. The story assassinates the character of a female student of Jawaharlal Nehru University who is battling for her life after getting assaulted by a classmate who later committed suicide.
The very title of the story in Hindi ""बदले के लिए करना चाहता था मर्डर: सेक्स तक कर चुकी थी गर्लफ्रेंड, पर बाद में उड़ाने लगी मजाक" not only sensationalises the gruesome assault for catching eyeballs but also is factually incorrect. How did the author of the story knew that the victim has had sex with the attacker? The sick conclusion has been drawn by a line in the suicide note written by the attacker which asserts that " हमारे बीच बहुत कुछ था".
As you are aware, such a defamatory story can destroy the life of the survivors of such attacks in our patriarchal society.
The full story can be read here. http://www.bhaskar.com/article-hc/c-99-152377-NOR.html
I, therefore, request to take sternest possible action against the writer of the story as well as the editor of Dainik Bhaskar. I also request you to warn them to desist from publishing such stories in future.
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