Vrindavan, 2017.11.16 (VT): A police case has been filed against a Mathura videographer who posted wedding footage, which he was supposed to edit and provide to the family only. After seeing people’s insulting comments on YouTube, the bride was so ashamed that she tried to commit suicide by jumping off the roof.
The footage was posted in June and hundreds of people had watched it before a relative informed the couple that their wedding video had been illegally posted on You Tube. The video has now been deleted.
Speaking to an Amar Ujala correspondent on the condition of anonymity, a relative said that the wedding footage was taken over a year ago and that the comments on YouTube, and by neighbors, had thrown the woman into depression, causing her to attempt suicide. The relative said that she has been taken to hospital and is now in a stable condition.
Editor’s note: The main point of interest in this story is that it highlights the vulnerability of women. Today’s social media driven world is increasingly providing avenues for women to their make voices heard, however, cases like this show that the misuse of technology can also increase the vulnerability of women. In this case, we see that it was the woman who suffered the most from the misuse of the wedding video. It was she who felt shame to the extent of becoming suicidal. As traditional society increasingly interacts with the modern world, cases like this highlight the need for women to be protected and empowered by both society and the law.
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