Media needs to follow the cases till they are disposed off and culprits punished. Just published and forgot shouldn't be the attitude.
EVERY DAY media covers hundreds of news items related to almost every aspect of life at National and inter-national level but regretted once published, it is the end of the topic unless it is politically connected.
There may be a few readers who are interested to know further details of the case regarding the next course of action, but there is no trace in the following issues. To quote, Hindustan Times Delhi, dated 13.2.2006 published a case of a minor girl who lost her arm battling with her rapists. She resisted but her right arm was chopped off by the frustrated gang. The serious readers would have liked to know further details of the case. Whether an FIR has been lodged, whether the culprits were caught and lastly what amount of compensation was awarded by the Govt to the Dalit minor girl? In many cases Dalit women are tortured in jail and in some cases electric shocks are even given to their private parts, which is shameful. Do our Human Rights Commission, National Women’s Commission, etc take any serious action? Most of the time, we don’t see any follow-ups of such stories and I am of the view that there should be constant publication of the case findings till a corrective action is taken, culprits are caught and punished. Last but not the least; dailies should keep a separate half a page exclusive for Line of Action / Follow up of the cases till the findings are traced and action completed.