If this is called ‘getting acquainted with the harsh realities’ then I would rather shirk from these realities. Someone molested a girl, someone shot the video, and now, we are just sitting and watching it; perfect. Do you think she would approve of the fact that her video is being watched by millions of people? We are doing exactly what those animals did. Can those news channels ensure that it will be off air once those criminals are arrested? Trust me, this video is in the hands of thousands of unscrupulous people right now and will be there forever.
As far as the role of bystanders is concerned, it’s not practically possible to stop a mob and the ramifications can be severe. The decapitated body of a guy from my town was found yesterday and all he tried to do was stop few hooligans from creating nuisance in the train (no news channel would cover that), and that’s not a unique occurrence. But in this case, I assume, there were quite a few people around including those news channel guys (who were bafflingly present there with their cameras in advance) who work in tandem with the police. At least, someone could have made an effort (although, I am not sure how anyone, especially those who are writing about it, would have responded to the situation if they were there).
I really liked the way my blogger friends Amit, Bikram, Shezah and many others expressed concern for the girl. That’s called support and that’s exactly what she needs right now. This video going viral is not something which can help her, rather it will only make things worse. However, if someone puts a video of those guys getting shot dead, I would happily watch it because death is all they deserve. Hopefully, this girl will get justice and will have a wonderful life ahead.
Anyway, I have my doubts if this post is going to brighten up your day. Just wanted to write this because I saw too many people persuading others to watch the video for some unknown reasons. Will come up with some fun stuff soon.