Has Aamir Khan locked horns with doctors again with 'Satyamev Jayate 2'?
March 3, 2014 12:34:22 IST By Enkayaar, Glamsham Editorial
He seems to have done it again. Indeed, the much - anticipated Season 2 of Aamir Khan's super-successful television serial 'Satyamev Jayate' highlighting the ills that plague the system and how they can be set right, has trained the spotlight on the medical fraternity for its approach and insensitivity in dealing with the matters pertaining to rape.
Indeed, the first episode in the 2nd season of 'Satyamev Jayate' brought into light in a critical manner the approach of the doctors as also the medico-legal profession in dealing with the cases pertaining to rape that has become a real blot on the developing face of our society.
Where it not for 'Satyamev Jayate,' one would not have known the manner in which the rape cases are dealt with in the hospitals by the doctors and the insensitive approach forgetting the fact that the victim already under trauma has to endure it once again at the hands of the doctors. The ordeal of going through the harrowing ordeal once again indeed could have been one of the reasons why the cases fall apart and do not hold legal scrutiny when they are bought in the court.
It also came to light through the episode that the medical profession does not have a structured manner in which such cases are to be dealt with, i.e. the way to approach the patients who have undergone this horrendous torture.
One shudders to think what would be the approach of the doctors in the moffusil towns of the country factoring in the approach of the doctors to the cases, and is this one of the reasons why such cases though continue to happen do not get reported.
After all, how can a victim endure the trauma on her psyche once again, knowing that the medical checkup is an ordained procedure and if ordained procedures are done rather in the way of passing the buck, is it not a crime against humanity?
The medical profession indeed has been put under the scanner once again by Aamir Khan, but the moot point is whether the professionals would raise the banner of revolt? Maybe, not this time, as normally such medical checkups are done at government hospitals and the doctors working there may not be bothered to pay attention to it.
The opening episode of 'Satyamev Jayate 2' could have also been much more impacted had Aamir Khan also bought into relief the perceived role of cinema in working as a catalyst in promoting rape. Aamir Khan could have set the record straight that it was not cinema, perhaps, which was the catalyst in one way or the other in promoting horrendous crime aka rape, but as of now that occasion seems to have been lost...