Class XI girl molested in Guwahati, India outraged

On last Monday, 9th July 2012 evening, a girl from Guwahati, studying in Class X1, was molested by group of men when she came out of a bar in busy GS Road in Guwahati, Assam. The incident was captured on camera by a reporter from NewsLive TV, a local TV channel based in Guwahati.

This video went viral on internet and after that there was a nationwide outrage. The incident also got wide publicity in Delhi based TV channels, and #Guwahati started trending in Twitter.

The chief editor of the NewsLive TV uploaded three part video of the molestation and faced wide criticism for uploading those videos instead of trying to save the girl. He defended by his twitter page that reporters recorded it for evidence for police.

Meanwhile, activists have put up hoarding of the culprits from the video footage in Guwahati city urging citizens to come forward, identify and help police nab them. According to City SP, Longit Teron, four of the 11 identified culprits have been arrested and assured that others would be arrested too.

Union Home Minister had told reporters that, he condemns any such molestation and would ask Assam Chief Minister what actions are being taken. National Women Commission is sending a team to Guwahati for investigating the incident.

Many political leaders like leader of opposition, Sushma Swaraj, Brinda Karat have condemned the incidence and had promised to take up the issue to bring it to its logical conclusion by punishing the culprits.

9 thoughts on “Class XI girl molested in Guwahati, India outraged

  • July 13, 2012 at 2:34 pm
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    All guys should get punishment for not less than 10 yrs of jail.

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  • July 13, 2012 at 8:10 pm
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    all the men those who had harassment to the girl all should get the punishment and in the public place they should be naked and punishment again than no body will think about that what they are thinking and India government and all the chief minister also think about this matter comment to girls also….

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  • July 13, 2012 at 8:19 pm
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    ya its right that India government should think about this and tack action and then no one will think about this…
    with the jail they should also get the punishment like the U.A.E country’s like Saudi Arabia they are giving punishment people are not thinking to do crime and the result less crime if India government will not think about this then no bharatiya naari would there all the western style would there i think so……

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  • July 14, 2012 at 7:57 am
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    I have a doubt,As the editor in chief has spoke about the evidence,what is the most important, is it evidence that they captured or necessary to save the girl first from the molester .If I am not wrong the vary next day of the incident they discuss about the Dress code for the girls not about the incident.They need the as they called it”NEWSLIVE EXCLUSIVE “. I have doubt did they the reporter inform the Police First. or trying to save the girl by inviting some people or running for the exclusive videos.They have shown the whole incident Live Video.We need a clarification fromthe editor in chief if the reporter had inform the police first than by what time,evidence can be the call record from their cell phone if not please don’t try to hide the things.You are responsible editor in chief,there are many time your new channel shows some videos without editing .

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  • July 14, 2012 at 8:03 am
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    OR the time will come when your channel will show Live videos of a murder,or a rape incident .Your reporters need to Trained before taking any live footage.You need to Trained them what is their first duty being a human first when they will see this kind of incident.

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  • July 14, 2012 at 8:40 am
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    It is a sad but true fact that in India, everybody looks the other way when a girl is gettin abused in public.The molesting incident highlights how Assamese society needs to change instead of brushing things aside.I know from 1st hand experience that domestic violence is rampant in households there and even people belonging to well known,good socio-economic backgrounds indulge in it.The older women in such homes are no better.When such abuse happens, they hide away and later scold the girl even if the girl has been a victim to gross domestic violence fuelled by alcoholism.Such is the attitude there and in most parts of India that encourages atrocities against women.I empathise with the young girl and i hope time heals her from painful memories.She should let this incident not make her a victim but a survivor.The men committing this horrendous should be given severe punishment and further counselling so as to prevent crimes against women.In fact all boys should be counselled right from school days and taught in their homes to respect women.As for the journalists and camera person who captured the incident-I am sure that you guys could’ve helped her because 3 is a good no. to stand up against a group of unruly men who are just feeding off the camera.Whatever the reasons,it is just not good enough because as far as the video shows,you were more excited to film the incident than help the little girl which is a huge mistake on your part.Hopefully,people learn from this and India wakes up!!Enough of making a mockery out of us-Indians!!!

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