New Delhi, December 8: While addressing the 51st convocation of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Friday said reports on women’s safety in the country focus only on the negative side. The speaker added saying that the media draws enormous power, it also has the responsibility of shaping a good society. Reports inform that a total of 333 students graduated from the main campus in Delhi and its campuses in Dhenkanal, Aizawl, Kottayam, Amravati and Jammu. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan Writes to MPs to End Interruption in the House.
According to a report by Indian Express, Mahajan said when she is on a visit to countries abroad, people tell her that India is not a safe country to live in. “Don’t women travel on roads… then people say women are not safe in India. When I go abroad, people ask me ‘what’s happening in India, madam. Your country is not safe now’,” she said. Sumitra Mahajan Admits No Confidence Motion Against Narendra Modi Government.
Coming down heavily on the women's safety issue, Mahajan said for the last 75 years she has been in India, nothing has happened to her. "Nothing has happened to me and my daughter or daughter-in-law. There’s nothing like that. It happens in your country also… in every country,” she added.'
The Speaker said people commit crimes, but, is it that only crimes are happening and nothing else? She said media often ignores significant issues which mislead people. She said discussions do take place, but often newspapers don’t even carry the good things being spoken about in Parliament.