Open letter to Indian media

And no simple killer this. Rana already has two murder cases pending against him and yet was out on the streets free to kill more. On arrest he was confident that he would be out in a few months. There is no remorse of any kind.

Why are people supposed to take care of the well being of citizens preventing threats against them from coming to any harm? In other words, supporting people who killed openly on the street?
  • Amboli double murder case , watch what police are doing. Have they arrested who attacked police ? Who’s protecting murderers ?
    November 1, 2011 7:04:04 AM EDT
  • As the media in this country, do you not feel any responsibility? You are supposed to be a pillar of democracy. You have been speaking yourself hoarse over corruption. Then why this all pervading silence over politicians protecting murderers over vote banks?

    Even the “allergic to migrants” Raj Thackeray is silent and MNS activists are among those “meeting” residents of Valmiki Nagar along with other parties. What is this sudden political emergency emerging in this area? Why is it that there is no story visible here to you?

    We need you to find your integrity as a pillar of democracy. To find the honor in your jobs. To trump priorities with patriotism. To ask these burning questions and prevent the impunity with which this shocking dismissal of ethics is happening among those who should look after the well being of the people.

    Because you are not journalists only. You are also people who could be stabbed on the street for protecting someone you love. Keenan Santos could be you.

    We need your help. We don’t want to become the people we see us becoming with this story. We want you to amplify our voice and help us insist on justice and question protections killers get from politicians.

    Sincerely,

    A Mumbaikar, an Indian.
    Update: since this letter was written, things have changed. Media has indeed picked up the story, several newspapers covering it in detail, channels covering, taking up campaigns, speaking to politicians on behalf of victims… Thought I should acknowledge that here.Update2: Media attention came and went. Nothing concrete has happened. Attention has moved on. The lawyer promised by the CM – Ujwal Nikam – hasn’t been approached. The killer’s face being shown in the media has actually weakened the case. Four accused are saying they didn’t do it. Seventeen accused have families protesting their arrest. The rumors about political support for killers still very much alive. Your efforts will be no use if this ends like this. Read about the developments (long, source referenced research post. don’t read on mobile. Give it a minute to open). We need you to stay with this. To see it through. If not everyday, but running reports often enough that it can’t be parked under the carpet.

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22 Comments on "Open letter to Indian media"

  1. Jharkhandimahato | January 7, 2012 at 5:57 am | Reply

    pseudo secular anti hindu media silent on-
    1. hindu genocide in pakistan and bangladesh
    2. illegal bangladesi muslim infiltration in assam and other parts of area.
    3. love jihad in kerala muslim romeo abducting hindu girls..
    4. plight of kashmiri pandits

  2. Jharkhandimahato | January 7, 2012 at 5:57 am | Reply

    pseudo secular anti hindu media silent on-
    1. hindu genocide in pakistan and bangladesh
    2. illegal bangladesi muslim infiltration in assam and other parts of area.
    3. love jihad in kerala muslim romeo abducting hindu girls..
    4. plight of kashmiri pandits

  3. just look at some of the people who have commented on this piece of news for eg. Mr, jr, id, vpt, xyx etc.. u guys don’t have any right to blame others…just look at yourself first. you people don’t have guts even to write your real name here…and you are talking about what others have done.. ?? its funny and shameful at the same time. this is the kind of grip…fear has on the mind of people. if you people are really interested in giving justice to reuben  and keenen then please stand up and make some efforts..trust me you can do more than just sitting reading and commenting on this news item. and as far as media is concerned, i have not seen any news channel holding discussion or any talk show for this case.if the power of public can send culprits like manu sharma in jail..then why not join hands and take pledge to make all possible efforts ..till justice is granted to reuben and keenen. politics for vote bank is not new…tell me how many times we see our politicians standing besides the right persons ?? so what has happened in this case is not new, i think we should now stop wasting our time on blaming and start agitating..just as in jessica lall murder case..by organizing candle light marches etc in our respective cities and not only mumbai. lets make this people’s movement because then might be our sleeping media will wake up and take the whole issue seriously.

  4. just look at some of the people who have commented on this piece of news for eg. Mr, jr, id, vpt, xyx etc.. u guys don’t have any right to blame others…just look at yourself first. you people don’t have guts even to write your real name here…and you are talking about what others have done.. ?? its funny and shameful at the same time. this is the kind of grip…fear has on the mind of people. if you people are really interested in giving justice to reuben  and keenen then please stand up and make some efforts..trust me you can do more than just sitting reading and commenting on this news item. and as far as media is concerned, i have not seen any news channel holding discussion or any talk show for this case.if the power of public can send culprits like manu sharma in jail..then why not join hands and take pledge to make all possible efforts ..till justice is granted to reuben and keenen. politics for vote bank is not new…tell me how many times we see our politicians standing besides the right persons ?? so what has happened in this case is not new, i think we should now stop wasting our time on blaming and start agitating..just as in jessica lall murder case..by organizing candle light marches etc in our respective cities and not only mumbai. lets make this people’s movement because then might be our sleeping media will wake up and take the whole issue seriously.

  5. every coin has two sides…in the same way media also has selfish and wrong people but there are good and sensible media persons also ,who just work for the betterment of society and justice to common man…

  6. every coin has two sides…in the same way media also has selfish and wrong people but there are good and sensible media persons also ,who just work for the betterment of society and justice to common man…

  7. Dear People –  we are all venting our anger here but  We need to have a action  plan to bring the culprits to Justice. There is definitely a Political hand behind those 4  Rakshash’s. We need to start a movement all around mumbai just as Anna fought against Corruption.Lets  Remember that Youth Power is the most energetic and the strongest and WE all must fight this at any costs for a faster trail by the courts.

    1. Plan Fasts at all colleges.
    2. Procession’s condemning the 4 accuses across Mumbai.
    3.Protest’s /Gherao’s at Politicians houses.
    4. Media propaganda.
    5. Help from NGO’s.
    6. Skits and road plays

    Please ‘DONT BE AFRAID or DISCOURAGED – YOUTH POWER WILL WIN –  FIGHT FOR JUSTICE
     JAI HIND…JAI BHARAT”

  8. Dear People –  we are all venting our anger here but  We need to have a action  plan to bring the culprits to Justice. There is definitely a Political hand behind those 4  Rakshash’s. We need to start a movement all around mumbai just as Anna fought against Corruption.Lets  Remember that Youth Power is the most energetic and the strongest and WE all must fight this at any costs for a faster trail by the courts.

    1. Plan Fasts at all colleges.
    2. Procession’s condemning the 4 accuses across Mumbai.
    3.Protest’s /Gherao’s at Politicians houses.
    4. Media propaganda.
    5. Help from NGO’s.
    6. Skits and road plays

    Please ‘DONT BE AFRAID or DISCOURAGED – YOUTH POWER WILL WIN –  FIGHT FOR JUSTICE
     JAI HIND…JAI BHARAT”

  9. heh safe people cant showup anything at crime place but atleast save yours sister/brother from the soon to be escaping Honourable citizens from the jail…

  10. heh safe people cant showup anything at crime place but atleast save yours sister/brother from the soon to be escaping Honourable citizens from the jail…

  11. media should help to get justice for Reuben &  kennan.

  12. media should help to get justice for Reuben &  kennan.

  13. Hey , i believe Malishka is talking to the Police authorities tomorrow morning between 7am and 11am on Red Fm.

  14. Hey , i believe Malishka is talking to the Police authorities tomorrow morning between 7am and 11am on Red Fm.

  15. Just like the TV channels & papers are showing the photographs of the 4 friends , the photographs of the 4 goons arrested should also be exposed More over this story should not end the media should follow up on this & provide updates
    I hope the accused get severely punished

  16. Just like the TV channels & papers are showing the photographs of the 4 friends , the photographs of the 4 goons arrested should also be exposed More over this story should not end the media should follow up on this & provide updates
    I hope the accused get severely punished

  17. I can’t believe this. It’s despicable that this is not anywhere close to being pursued by anyone in the news business. Is justice not something we can hope for ever?

  18. I can’t believe this. It’s despicable that this is not anywhere close to being pursued by anyone in the news business. Is justice not something we can hope for ever?

  19. We must start campaign for justice.

  20. We must start campaign for justice.

  21. Dont even get me started on the state of media in this country! The day Reuben passed away, my friend tweeted rajdeep sardesai and wrote on ndtv’s Facebook wall only to be blocked the rajdeep and her post deleted from ndtv’s wall!! O and the RJ Malishka who has created this whole facade of taking active stand on issues blocked another friend who private messaged her on FB. It’s shameful how these so called journalists and media people are total sell outs! Disgusting!

  22. Dont even get me started on the state of media in this country! The day Reuben passed away, my friend tweeted rajdeep sardesai and wrote on ndtv’s Facebook wall only to be blocked the rajdeep and her post deleted from ndtv’s wall!! O and the RJ Malishka who has created this whole facade of taking active stand on issues blocked another friend who private messaged her on FB. It’s shameful how these so called journalists and media people are total sell outs! Disgusting!

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