Smt. Mamta Sharma,
The Chairperson,
National Commission for Women,
New Delhi.Subject: Complaint against Dainik Bhaskar daily for continuously Publishing misogynist news against a victim of gender violence, who is fighting for her life in the hospital.

Dear Chairperson,
I am writing to your competent authority regarding a very disgusting and misogynist photo story published by Dainik Bhaskar in its website. The story assassinates the character of a female student of Jawaharlal Nehru University who is battling for her life after getting assaulted by a classmate who later committed suicide.

The very title of the story in Hindi “बदले के लिए करना चाहता था मर्डर: सेक्स तक कर चुकी थी गर्लफ्रेंड, पर बाद में उड़ाने लगी मजाक” not only sensationalises the gruesome assault for catching eyeballs but also is factually incorrect. How did the author of the story know that the victim has had sex with the attacker? The sick conclusion has been drawn by a line in the suicide note written by the attacker which asserts that ” हमारे बीच बहुत कुछ था”.
As you are aware, such a defamatory story can destroy the life of the survivors of such attacks in our patriarchal society.
I, therefore, request the National Commission for Women to take sternest possible action against the writer of the story as well as the editor of Dainik Bhaskar. I also request you to warn them to desist from publishing such stories in future.
Thanking you,
Sincerely yours,
Students and Activists of Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Sheeba Aslam Fehmi,
PhD Fellow,
Center for Political Studies,
School of Social Sciences,
Jawaharlal Nehru University,
New Delhi.
Contact: 9871683654, [email protected]CC to all the
• Members of the Press Council.
• National Women Commission



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