July 13, 2012

Courts for the rich Amar Singh and Abhishek Manu Singhvi. Who for poor Pinki?

It is inhuman! It is outrageous! And it is disgusting! The manner is which Pinki Pramanik, a national athlete who brought laurels for the nation at various international sporting events, is being sullied by all and sundry. Thanks to media, today she has become a household name, more infamous due to the controversy on her gender, than due to the gold medals she won at the Asian and Commonwealth Games. Pinki’s sporting achievements include a team relay gold medal at the 2006 Asian Games, another gold at the 2005 Asian Indoor Games, silver medal in the 2006 Commonwealth Games, beside many other medals at national and international levels.

It is no secret that Pinki was recently charged of raping a woman – who was also her live-in partner – as it has been alleged that Pinki has both male and female reproductive organs. However, that is yet to be proved, as she is being forced into medical tests one after the other with inconclusive results. The moot point here is not with respect to her gender, but the shocking manner in which the Indian media has been treating an internationally acclaimed athlete. The media has left no stone unturned to publicly strip her dignity, by repeatedly focusing on her gender determination issue and by indiscriminately telecasting her semi-nude to nude videos. The authorities too have been sniping at her. The glaring example being a male policeman physically accosting her, as he might have accosted a male criminal, even before Pinki’s gender has been determined. And this was done in full public glare and with media’s presence.

Meanwhile, the media seems to be hyper active by not only going into the very personal life of Pinki, but also by airing obscene clips, completely destroying her private life. Worse, she was shown totally naked and a video of her undergoing medical tests at a nursing home in West Bengal was also aired all over! This MMS had been circulated through the internet and is widely available. And unfortunately, there’s no one to stop this national auction of the dignity of someone who has brought national pride through her talent!
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17 comments:

Deepak Verma said...

Why doe the media act like a villain in such matters......don't they have a sense of responsibility towards their country and all those citizens who have done so much for the nation.

geet said...

The media did not talk so much about her when she won the medals for the country........so this is the kind of news that the media in our country want to cover on a large scale.

Atanu said...

Nice article sir......at least there is someone in the media who is speaking in favour of Pinki!!!!!!

Avinash Rawat said...

Yes I think if she had huge amount of money she would have been spared.

aaryan said...

What is the system of our country doing...........there are so many people who deserve such type of treatment but sad to see that only the poor people are targeted and given such shameful treatment!

santosh kumar said...

Wake up media.....cover the corrupt ministers on such large scale and not only such poor and weak people!!

Pyush said...

Whatever may be the outcome of the medical tests, the treatment given to her by Police is really very bad. One should not forget that she has brought pride and laurels to the nation in international arena. In this country where people are set free after such huge corruption, the treatment meted out to a people like Pinki should be really condemned and action should be initiated against the inhuman police.

Sumit said...

Shame on those people who treated her the this way …........Its really a matter on what she actually deserved and what she's getting......... really shame on India !!!!

Dipti Nayak said...

I bet no one would have had dared to treat her the way she was treated if she had political connection!

ashish said...

Its really unfortunate on how our system treat real national heroes!

suman kumari said...

In India, today only two things can save any one from being punished: Money and political link....irrespective of what crime you have committed!

Nisha said...

This is India.....a country where the rich and powerful are set free no matter how serious the crimes that they have committed might be and poor and the weak are given the worst treatment!

Sudhir Kumar said...

Police and media has no right to defame and treat her like that.......don't forget the name and fame that she has brought to the nation!

Rajesh Sharma said...

Media does not have the guts to cover our corrupt ministers the same way as they covered Pinki's story....

Vikram Dafauti said...

well said sir

SM said...

nice article
our system is rotten

Woodpeckie said...

System of education needs overhaul.Same holds true for higher education in India.Since India, I personally feel the year 1991 unfolded a new way & pattern of professional courses in India.Be it computer courses, vocational courses in India,undergraduate courses in India or any other course for that matter.Aspirations of great careers in India have dwelled upon the new hopes which gave India the champion identity it has now.

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