Bengaluru: Karnataka state capital has been constantly in news for past month owing to the increasing number of rape cases in the metro city. While NGOs, activists, parents, students, and the rest are protesting against such heinous crimes, Karnataka Home Minister K J George sparked a row by attacking the media for tarnishing Bengaluru's image by focussing on rape stories.
George said that the media is only focusing on these stories to boost its TRP.He insisted that the school management should be held responsible for crimes on school campus.
“Nowadays people in the media are playing only these kinds of news to increase their TRPs. How many such incidents have taken place? After the Nirbhaya incident Section 376 has a wider definition. School management should take care of whatever happens inside their schools. Bengaluru is now being branded as rape city,” said George.
Pramila Nesargi, an eminent activist-cum-lawyer strongly condemned George's statement.
“He doesn't know what he is speaking. He doesn't even know the constitution. It is high time he should resign. He is losing his own TRP. Rapes are increasing in Karnataka. He has no authority on the police officers,” she told a news channel.