Sad News

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Early morning the news came that rape victim who was flown to Singapore for life saving treatment could not be saved. She died in spite of best efforts of the spite of her strong will and desire to live.

There are lots of lessons that we all must learn from this tragic event.
That as thinking people we must apply our minds and express our opinions wherever possible. We can use social media; we may write letters to the editors of local newspapers; we may discuss among our social groups or wherever it is feasible. The objective should be to involve as many thinking people to discuss all the issues related to the tragedy.

Since morning most of the news channels are repeatedly showing the news. They know that people at large are glued to their television sets. During these discussions, we find commercial breaks. There are various kinds of advertisements during these breaks. The seriousness of the discussion is lost. The entire programme is reduced to a commercial activity.

The collective wisdom of people at large is far more valuable than the brightest brain in the world when it comes to social issues. So media will do well to consistently involve more and more people discussing the issue rather than focusing on the celebrities. Since the issue relates to common man on the street, the solution will also emerge from the street itself. And it will. What is needed is a consistent and sustained effort to involve more and more people in the process.

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