This is in responce to statement by Delhi CM Sheila Dixit on the murder of TV journalist Soumya Vishwanathan. Media is all ga-ga about the comment made by Delhi CM, but did they gave it a thought. Today media is all set to go onto any news, but they will not think about what are the comments and what we should interpret and what should be broadcast finally…Media don’t have that much time.
Delhi CM said, “Today girls/women are becoming more adventurous”. What is wrong in that statement??? She is also a woman and she knows what should be the boundaries that a woman or a man also should follow. If the journalist would have waited till dawn, she could have felt more safe. People go for jogging and walking from that time. And once you see some people strawling on the road, one feels that there is someone who will listen to me if something happens.
At 3:00 in the morning there will be nobody who is going to listen to her. So leaving office at going home at such a time is being adventurous. I also agree with Delhi CM. I don’t disagree with the fact that no matter what’s the time, murders do happen. But atleast you have some margin, atleast you can cry for help and people will also listen to it.
Another thing is that, this murder is not without motive, as no murder is without motive. There must have been some motive behind this. So why not search for that motive??? instead of calling names. And if she knew that there may be somebody out there who will be waiting to drink the blood, she should not take chances.
As a journalist, there are various threats. And people become friends as well as enemies also in this profession. She should have known this. She should have been carefull. She have not thought about this and that’s why the statement by Delhi CM isn’t totally wrong.
I also agree that the profession is such that you don’t have time limits and one need to work round the clock for getting the coverage. But a due care must be taken.
After such case, media should ask the questions about the safety issues and should not cry on whether the statement is correct or wrong. They should think positively about this statement. And instead of wasting time on such things (whether CM is right or wrong on such statements) media should think of how the safety should be improved. As we all know, Delhi is no safe place for anybody, let that be a Man or a Woman. So why take chances???
Better way, media should ask Delhi CM to improvise safety measures instead of crying. All journalist’s and other professionals who need to work in night shifts should take due care and always ask for safety rather than being ADVETUROUS…
Adding to this, my sincere apologies if I have hurt somebody’s sentiments. And My sincere condolence to the soul of TV Journalist Soumya Vishwanathan. May her soul rest in peace.