The Bangalore molestation case, in which the media alleged that a woman had been mass molested in the streets on Bangalore on new year’s eve, the police haven’t found any evidence of mass molestation. The security cameras installed in the location don’t have any footage showing molestation nor the media is able to produce any footage except the 30 seconds clip of the aftermath events. Interestingly, nobody from a crowd of thousands of people have any video footage of the event; which is quite unusual because people record every damn thing on their phones now a days, to circulate on various social media platforms. The girl, who had written about her bravado of kicking a guy for trying to molest, is neither cooperating the police nor lodged any FIR. There wasn’t a single FIR filed by any of the victims where it’s being alleged that there were many victims.
Without any evidence, the Bangalore molestation case was reported by every Indian media house and almost all the global media houses, based on the reports of Indian media. Feminists went on to declare all men as potential rapists, asking for the ban on the movement of men in night and giving lecture to men on how to behave. The men were told to be ashamed of themselves because some people who happened to be from their gender were involved in an alleged case of molestation. Men were told to be ashamed of being a man for the very same reason, as if a man is responsible for the any wrongdoing committed by any man in the world. There were stories floating around, which blamed the Indian culture for this, as if the molesters had read Bhagvat Gita before committing the act of molestation. It was another attempt to portray the Indian men as the most savage and barbarian species of the world, who are so due to their culture and upbringing. All the drama and atrocity literature produced without any evidence. The media has excellent record of reporting false cases of violence against women such as the fake rape during Jat agitation and many others. Rather than being extremely sentimental and feeling guilty about such reported events immediately, you should think rationally and look for evidence, especially when there is an attempt to malign the entire society. I hope that this event serves a reminder for the people in future.
By Satish Verma