A tribal (adivasi) woman who was stripped and chased by an agitated mob in the streets of Guwahati was an incident of sheer anarchy on the Indian roads. It was indeed a matter of utter disgrace on the part of the civil society and also the governing body, who perhaps failed to protect the women from such harassment.
The local media showed utmost disrespect not only to the women by broadcasting her pictures where in she was being stripped, but also towards their own job. The media in this case acted very insensitive. Now the question mark lingers around the creditability of the media and media governing body.
This move by the media certainly leads to the fact that the woman did not belong to the upper strata of the society and could not have gone ahead and sued the media for reporting and broadcasting her pictures without her prior permission. Who is governing the media, and where are the ethics of the journalism?
Three persons have been held by the police and a compensation of Rs one lakh has been announced for the women, but is this amount worth the chastity of the women?