“Is this the only news?”, thundered the Chief Minister of Karnataka. Karnataka is an elite state in India that has Bangalore as its capital where parents are mostly young IT workers. He was irritated at the news channels’ constant flashing of a particular news. He is a man of variety and hence wanted different news .
What was the news ?
A male school teacher raped a 6 year old girl student in school. You read it right. A SIX year old child. Such a simple news and the media keep flashing this away for their TRP ratings ? The minister is justified, isn’t he ?
The child is not his grand-daughter anyways.
Pusillanimity, nonchalance, lackadaisical approach – these have come to define Karnataka in recent times. No wonder the Chief Minister reacted thus.
Then they arrested the animal and put him on trial. In all likelihood he would get the death penalty as per the new law enacted after the Delhi Nirbhaya case. And as per national practice, the human right activists would start pleading for mercy for the animal in ‘celebration of democracy’ thereby feeding fodder to the media to flash even more of this animal news.
‘Is this the only news?’, the minister would thunder again after a full 10 years. Then there would be a new minister uttering the same question.
So, media, please reserve your energies for the next question from a new minister.