The last two days have been filled with the horror and hypocrisy of #Tgate. In the times of increased public and media alertness and awareness of crimes against women and there has been a spate of reporting as well as increase in the number of crimes, it is shocking and horrendous to hear about the callous, vile, and reprehensible sexual predatory behaviour of the head of India’s notorious snooper and exposer channel, #Tgate, leading to a most vile public assault against a defenceless dependent employee.
Thanks to some honest and independent media folks, who chose to publicise the truth of the issue, which would otherwise have been brushed off ( and was already being brushed off as) an incident, the whole world has come to know about the uncontrolled sexually aggressive behaviour of Tgate’s Tiger.
While one has to appreciate the courage and strength of the mind of the lady who who went through this ordeal,what has been even more reprehensible has been two things:
1. the temerity of the accused to go on a self imposed vacation from work for 6 months as penance (?). Who is he to decide his own punishment? Going by the reports, he has already deprived himself of the right to it.
2. the silence and the complicity of the senior most woman in the organisation, in this episode, where as a woman, instead of being a source of support to the distressed girl, she seems to be antagonistic and hostile . Some indications of arm twisting also seem to be there.
Coming from a so called liberal media group this is extremely despicable behaviour. And that too by a channel which prides itself in trapping people by playing on their weaknesses, it is only fitting that they have been caught with their pants down.
My major concern is if the girl will continue with the fight for justice in the face of challenges of power, pelf and even hostile womanhood arrayed against her. May all those forces who believe in justice and the healthy treatment of women, join and support her.