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The open letter calls for the closure of the unjust Witch Hunt against Riya Chakraborty.
- In a letter written on the platform named Feminist Voice, the media was reprimanded, reminding Salman, Sanjay
- Written in the letter – see Ritch's witch-hunt, then you can't understand why you abandoned the professional ethics of journalism
More than 2500 people and 60 organizations have signed an open letter against Riya Chakraborty's media trial. Signers of this letter on the platform called Feminist Voice include Bollywood celebs including actress Sonam Kapoor, Shivani Dandekar, directors Zoya Akhtar, Gauri Shinde, Anurag Kashyap and standup comedian Aditi Mittal. The letter initially asked the media, “We are worried about you. Are you okay?”
'Why gave up the professional ethics of journalism'
It is further written in the letter- When we see Riya Chakraborty's Witch-Hunt, you do not understand why you have abandoned every professional ethics of journalism? Instead of every principle of human decency and dignity, you chose the physical assault of a young woman with your camera members. Acting overtime on false accusations for the drama 'Riya Ko Fasco', violating his privacy.
'You are just obsessed with a story'
It is written in the letter- You are obsessed with making only one story: a young woman who makes her own decisions, who lives with her lover without marriage, and who speaks for herself instead of acting like a damsel in distress. Has a morally dubious character and is considered a criminal at any cost. Without investigation, without legal process. Respect her rights.
'You were kind to Salman, Sanjay'
Celebs further wrote in the letter- We know that you can be different. In this world we have seen you being kind to Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt, urging them to think about their family, fans and career.
But when it came to a girl who has not been proven to be a crime, you started slinging her character. A mob gathered online to topple him and his family. Woke up wrong demands and termed his arrest as his victory. Victory over who? That the girl dared to live in a society that is troubled by her freedom?
'Easy to Victimize Women'
It is written in the letter that it is easy to Victimize a women. Because many people are already mistrusting him. They are abusing them for their little freedom. This is obviously easier than doing a story on issues ranging from GDP to health, which our country is currently going through.
The letter states that the media should be vigilant about mental health in this period of epidemic. Because of this the rate of suicide is increasing. But he wanted to make mental illness like depression mild.
written- Why? Is it just because Riya Chakraborty took her boyfriend's mental health seriously? Why don't you want to take it seriously? Why don't you want to understand that the number of suicidal women in India is one third of the world. Family violence and social exclusion are major reasons.
Finally cited 'Save Beti' campaign
At the end of the letter, citing the government's Beti Bachao Abhiyan, whether Riya is not the daughter of someone who deserves the honor of being a woman. written- We are writing to the news media to stop the unjust witch hunt against Riya Chakraborty. We are writing to tell you to do the right and responsible thing. Your job is to find news, not to find a woman.