Aaj Tak reporter was harassed in broad daylight today in Vasant Kunj area of New Delhi by three eve teaser in a car. This happened on the very next day of the shocking rape case in Munirka (near to Vasant Kunj) and presents a disturbing image of rising crime against the women and the poor state of law & order in the capital. The reporters also commented that “Power of camera made them feel safe on the haunting & crime filled streets of Delhi during the night”.
Rajya Sabha MP, Jaya Bachchan raised this incident in the parliament today and demanded an investigation on the same. Congress MP, Girija Vyas also raised this story and expressed her concern on the same. The Home minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde shared his concern on the matter and assured the house of investigation on this matter.
Aaj Tak has launched a campaign on its facebook page against this atrocious crime. The page will give the updates on the pending rape cases of Delhi & NCR. All the gruesome incidents that have happened before will be reopened, to open the government’s eyes. The page also gives an opportunity to the general public to express their views on whether Capital punishment mandatory for the rapists or not.
Expressing the shock at today’s incident Ashish Bagga, Group CEO, India Today Group said, “It is horrible and barbaric! Such incidents are dragging us back to the uncivilized era in spite of taking us forward! If the media people themselves are becoming victims, I wonder the scare felt by the ordinary women in city! It’s a shame for all of us and our foremost duty is to fight the menace”.
Aaj Tak pledge all the other news channels, students, teachers, home makers and everyone to be out on streets and not let the flame of the burning issue fade out.