I read a post on Unchaahi regarding the exploitation of victims of sexual exploitation by newspapers, here specifically about MID DAY on their front page. I was so shocked that something which I have never previously noticed has such a huge impact on these unfortunate ones. This is what is expected of the numerous gossip magazines which we have already!
I thought about what was said felt that any number of mails being sent to the editor will not be enough and I must write in what I feel.
Here is my mail to the MID DAY Editor
I am writing to say that a reputed well read paper like yours should be ashamed to run front page pictures of victims of sexual exploitation!
What are you trying to report? Do you realize that what you are trying to report is the crime? A crime is done by a criminal, and it does not matter against whoever.
WHERE YOU SHOULD BE PRINTING PICTURES OF THE CRIMINALS INVOLVED, YOU PRINT PICTURES OF VICTIMS AND FURTHER EXPLOIT THEM!
Because of newspapers like you victims are further traumatized and they end up thinking it is better to end their lives ( like that young girl in Karnataka). If you say that these women should be brave, well 1 of many are brave, but if you correct your reporting methods, we can save those many too. If you just leave the victims alone, half the world would not even know what the victim looks like she has to deal with only one kind of trauma.
Please correct your mistakes before you take more lives.
If you wish to write in to the editor, please visit the Mid Day website and click on the link "Letter to Editor" on the top right corner of the webpage.