Satyamev Jayate has started the debate again: Meena Sharma

09 May,2012

A foggy video, shot with the help of a hidden camera, shows a doctor telling how they can “get rid of” the girl foetus for just Rs2,000.

 

This was the sting operation carried out by Sahara Samay journalists Shripal Shaktawat and Meena Sharma in 2005 which was highlighted by Satyamev Jayate -Star Plus’s newest show.

 

A large number of doctors were also caught on camera expecting money to perform the “operation” for people who didn’t want a girl child.

 

Enough and more has been written and talked about how Aamir Khan has taken a bold step by bringing this social issue to the forefront. However, there are many who have been trying to do so for years now. But they’ve failed to generate the same amount of debate and horror as the show’s first episode has.

 

MxMIndia’s Meghna Sharma spoke to Meena Sharma, now bureau chief with the same news channel, about how the show could bring about a change. Excerpts:

 

You did the sting operation a few years ago, but no action was taken against the culprits…

Yes, it’s been almost seven years and the culprits still continue to practice. You do feel hurt when you realise that all your hard work has failed to bring crooks to book. We still think ‘why those involved – doctors and families – in such heinous crimes still walk freely?’

 

The tape of your sting operation was shown on Satyamev Jayate. Will things change now?

The show was watched by almost everyone in the country. It could be out of curiosity or because of the actor. But the issue was once again brought out in the open and people were shocked to see how female foeticide is still very much prevalent in our country. Everyone is talking about it now. So we are grateful that the tape was shown. At least, something might be done now.

 

What are your expectations?

Now that the debate has been reopened, I hope a follow-up is done because one episode isn’t enough to bring about change. People might talk about it till the next issue is discussed on the show. We have to stand together to make sure people are punished. The government might be convinced to do something if the whole nation stands together.

 

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9 responses to “Satyamev Jayate has started the debate again: Meena Sharma”

  1. healer says:

    well, aamir khan is doing what should have been done long before in the wake of public service, good on him, besides, the drs and the parents need to do something to deal with such abortion over a girl and marriages along with dowery issues, besides JAYANT DAGORE, there is much meets the eye, if AK presents the topic in program he goes thru vigorous research and I verified my self, so much so I lived in Australia Melbourne for 5 yrs even during 9/11 but nothing happen to me, by the way we are living an animal life in India and then when you see a sudden 5 % discrimination in another country you get reacted and freak out, dont you see thru AKs prog what the bloody is going on in our lovely INDIA? Australia is still a great country to live and then which country’s govt or official are impartial when it comes to nationalism? in 2001,westindies team came Melbourne and one evening one of their player was beaten near casino by aussie n west indies left in a weeks time ,the aussie got 3 yrs jail for your record. and im going to call you soon to talk to soon to know about the whole thing for I am a phd in media studies and a researcher.

  2. JAYANT DAGORE says:

    Dear Amir Ji,it’s ok that your programme got top publicity but i did tried to contact you few time since 2011-2012 if you can put me on your live channel so that i can be given chance to highlight the TRUE RACIST COLOUR OF AUSTRALIA INCLUDING PHYSICAL ASSAULT SUSTAINED LIFE LONG NECK/SPINAL INJURIES,NOW PUT ON A DISABILITY SUPPORT PENSION,AND NO PUNISHMENT TO THIS SO CALLED WHITE CHEF EVEN AFTER THE EYE WITNESS RECORDED IN BLACK AND WHITE.MY TWIN BROTHER WAS PUT IN JAIL TO WRITE A LETTER TO MY FATHER (EX.MAGISTRATE)AGRA,IN ENGLISH BUT NOT IN HINDI.MANY MORE PROOF IN BLACK AND WHITE OF SEVERAL ASSAULTS OF INDIAN STUDENTS WHERE POLICE REFUSED TO LODGED A COMPLAINT AND NOW THE SO CALLED WHITE AUSSI POLICE HAVE GONE TO INDIA TO BRING PUNEET TO AUSTRALIA AS HE WAS INVOLVE IN HIT AND RUN 4 YR’S BACK IN AUSTRALIA.WHEN SEVERAL INDIANS WERE ASSAULTED/KILLED IN AUSTRALIA BY THE SO CALLED WHITE AUSTRALIANS NO PROBLEM BUT WHEN A WHITE AUSTRALIAN IS BEING KILLED BY AN INDIAN THAT’S A BIG BIG ISSUE.IF YOU REALLY WANT TO PUBLISH SOMETHING EXTRA ORDINARY STORY IN YOUR SATYE MEV PLEASE LET ME KNOW AS I WAS MIGRATED TO AUSTRALIA 18 YR’S BACK AFTER HIGHLIGHTING THE HIGH LEVEL CORRUPTION AT THE A.H.COMMISSION,N.DELHI AND WITH IN THE AUSTRALIAN IMMIGRATION INCLUDING FEDERAL POLICE OF AUSTRALIA.REGARDS,JAYANT DAGORE,0401968412,MELBOURNE,AUSTRALIA

  3. anjali gill says:

    our country still has dignity in the world and this is just because of the people like them in india

  4. Manoj Sharma says:

    Meenaji is really a brave lady otherwise itani badi risk lene ka sahas koi mahila nahi karti bhale hi kitan hi bada manch Shripalji taiyar kr dete,,, aaj dikhane p bada acha lagata h, jab pregnent lady ko lekar camera uthana tha us samay kaha the aap PK Sharmaji,,,, bahar khade hokar intjaar karna or undar camere ke saath jakar Dtr ki baatchit ko record karne me bada difference hota h.. Bahaduri ko salam kariye,, Kami nikalana bahut aasaan h. or Meenaji ki itani Haisiyat bhi nahi ki vo kisi ka job le sake….comment karne se pahle sochna chahiye

  5. mukesh says:

    Yah sahee hai kee sripal shaktawat g ne is sting ko plan kiya.Lekin Meena ji nahee hoti to kya itana bada sting ho pata.khud sripal ji bhi yah baat kahte rahe hain ki meena ji nahee hoti to shayad yah is star par ho hee nahee pata.ek baat jaroor hai ki shripal ji credit dete hain, meena ji naam tak lena pasand nahee kartee.Meena ji shayad bool gayee ki manch aur mouka birle log hi dete hain.

  6. Deepak says:

    Credit goes to real journalist -Mr.Shripal Shaktawat .

  7. Jagdev Sharma (Raipuria) says:

    I AM PROUD OF YOU.

  8. P K Sharma says:

    But why Meena ji is not talking about role of a jouranlist-Shripal Shaktawat here.Who only not given her an opportunity,he also lost his job just becouse of Meena Sharma.

  9. Hdhemant175 says:

    Meena ji you have done very good job.