Today, I am going to write an article that will shatter the lights of hope, justice and faith among every reader. This is not about my own story; it is about every individual who believes in equality, freedom of speech and being patriotic to their country. The “media” being the strongest pillar of democracy plays a vital role in providing accurate and trustworthy news, bringing awareness and educating people about the current affairs.
Being an educated and responsible citizen of India, I feel that the amalgamation of journalism and mass media is inclined towards serving society in better ways. If we believe that this particular definition is true then why are we totally against media houses? Does blaming the fraternity of mass media bring justice to innocent victims? Are we acknowledging the painful and dedicated hours of some mass media professionals (Barkha Dutt put her life in danger while covering COVID-19 affected areas in India)?
Sure, there are thousands of rumours spread against someone. But are we blindfolded to believe everything that comes our way? A couple of months back when Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise surfaced on the internet, many fans on social media displayed their animosity against his rumoured girlfriend, Rhea Chakraborty.
It is good to see that people respond to queries or allegations by echoing their voices, sending constant messages, notes and posting videos on social media. But it is equally important not to blindly follow or trust anyone and be better advised. So let us keep our trust in the investigation agencies.
My piece of advice for those misled would be disassociating yourselves from those already victimised — friends, family and relatives. Sometimes they might be the reason you are deceived or manipulated. In this digital world I would ask everyone to follow their fundamental rights in the determined direction.
Remember that the country prospers along with its people who socially and financially contribute towards making the roots of democracy stronger, i.e. the executive, legislative, judiciary and media. Ask yourself, are we the most trustworthy, hard-working and committed people or are we day-by-day becoming barbaric, uncivilised human beings.
I thank YKA for allowing me to write on a topic that is bothering many of us in this present, uncertain situation. Also, I encourage the intellectuals and founders of YKA to start a campaign to tackle unemployment and increase job opportunities in local markets.