Nirbhaya Rape Case Study

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This article is about Nirbhaya Rape case and how media played its role in this. I will discuss about this Rape case that happened in Delhi in dark night of December sixteen 2012 a twenty three year old girl got raped in a moving buss. There are many cases of rape in our country but in this one media played an important role and gave boost to it and it became a huge movement because it got national and international coverage and it alerted many of them. Large amount of people came on roads to protest. Victim name was not Nirbhaya because Indian law does not allow press to publish victims name in these cases but her name was Jyoti Singh. All who were accused some of them got arrested within few hours due to high pressure by politicians and CCTV…show more content…
Yes it was Media who did it by Television, Radio, and Print media but obviously people on streets were not watching Television or reading Newspaper then how they were getting updated? It was their cell phones which were connected to Internet. All news channels were updating their News sites to update people, social media sites like Facebook Twitter were being updated second by second and radio channels were doing same. In media, the Delhi gang rape incident was referred as ‘capital gang rape’ and ‘Delhi shame’ in The Tribune, and ‘capital shame’ and ‘the gang rape’ in The Times of India. It has been described as a ‘ghastly incident’, ‘brutal violence’, ‘spine chilling incident’, ‘scar for life’, ‘shocking incident’, ‘matter of shame’, ‘aggravated sexual assault’, ‘brazen incidence’, ‘rarest of rare case’, and ‘unfortunate’. Rape is mentioned as a ‘problem that has plagued all metropolitan cities’. The titles such as ‘Delhi rape horror’ (19 December, 2012, The Tribune) appeared and the related issues such as security of women in the titles such as ‘ensure sense of security (Kaur R (2013) Representation of Crime against Women in Print Media: A Case Study of Delhi Gang Rape. Anthropol 2:115. doi:…show more content…
For the first time, internet and social media have been utilized as tools to mobilize public support throughout India. People are now raising their voices through Twitter, Facebook and other social media, expressing their frustrations against the government and administration. Following news of the case reaching the masses, the huge crowds of protestors taking to the streets provide an indication of the growing strength of the internet and social media in harnessing public support. People have contacted each other and established platforms from which they have campaigned for governmental action, with the intention of ensuring justice for the victim and offering protection for all Indian women. This outpouring of public outrage was not accidental; it was organized through social media and other messages which brought people – especially Indian youth – together in support of a cause which they feel has become extremely important in their country. Platforms such as the Facebook group ‘Gang Raped in Delhi’ and 'Justice for Raped Girl in Delhi’ have united people in expressing their hopes for future free from similar cases Hashtags related to gang-rape and rape have been trending in recent weeks, with many taking to Twitter to spread news about the case. Numerous other online groups have also been formed, including ‘Delhi Women Safety’ which offers updates on the case, as well as information and advice

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