Jose Thettayil video full and uncut, we have it, but…

Today morning, Asianet news was running a program on how reality program “Malayali House” on Surya TV is causing serious harm to “Kerala Society and Culture”. The Left organisation, DYFI, was one of the main organisations calling for its instant removal.

Within a couple of hours, news broke about Jose Thettayil MLA, a former minister, of the previous Left government and member of the Janta Dal (S), had a police case registered by a woman. Within minutes, there was a video CD distributed to all major media organisations in the state.

220px-Jose_ThettayilThe woman lodged a complaint against Josse Thettayil and his son Adarsh. The complaint said that Jose Thettayil had promised to get her married to his son. The woman alleged that she was sexually assaulted many times after that.

Now the entire news media in Kerala is showing the clip repeatedly. Is anyone missing the hypocrisy and the voyeurism in this incident?

The KochiPost has access to the video, we will not be publishing it. The allegations are serious, the police should conduct and investigation and Jose Thettayil should resign.

Showing the video on endless loops is not news and doesn’t speak highly of us a society and culture, just in case anyone is listening.

 

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Jacob is a digital communications professional based in Singapore and a doctoral candidate at the Institute of Communication Science at the Technical University at Dresden, Germany.

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