Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sensationalization IBN style

This is another sob story published by IBN on how a Dalit boy mercilessly beaten up by lawyers. Well, guess what? the perpetuators turned out to be the boy's own relative, hence another Dalit. I guess someone must have pointed it out, because a few hours later the story was edited to take out Dalit from the headline and body of the story. The URL still says Dalit though.
So question to IBN is why they have to highlight that the boy was Dalit when perpetuators were non dalit and considered it irrelevant when it was realised that perpetuators were infact another dalit. Does seriousness of issues change with the caste of perpetuator?

Thanks to barbarindian for contributing this Story. You can read original story Here

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