It was sickening to watch the discussion on the documentary ‘India’s daughter” made by British film maker who was going all out to defend her purpose in making such a documentary which portrays men’s attitude towards women. To prove her point she thought it was necessary to include an interview with the convict as well.
I strongly feel interviewing the convict and giving him publicity on the visual media will certainly send wrong signals to similar deranged men who might seek media attention for all the wrong reasons instead of changing their chauvinistic attitude towards women. When some of our elected leaders also display such puritanic mind set, it doesn’t come as a surprise when unsocial elements of society echo such attitude towards women.
The only solution to putting an end to crimes against women is to speed up the judicial process and give stringent punishment to the perpetrators. Wolfs on the prowl like the one in Nirbhaya’s case have been there right through the times but the difference is they are increasing by hundreds and thousands all over the country. When I happened to interview one of the senior women advocates more than three decades ago on the problem of rape and whether castration was a solution as suggested by the editor of the newspaper, she thought the punishment should NOT be so severe!
N.MEERA RAGHAVENDRA RAO