Aaj Kaal apologises for publishing Barasat rape victim's name and photograph

Following NWMI's protest against insensitive and unethical media coverage of the rape and murder of a woman in West Bengal, the Bengali daily Aaj Kaal has apologised for printing the victim's name and photograph.

Following NWMI's protest against unethical and illegal media coverage of the rape and murder of a woman in West Bengal, one of the publications, the Bengali daily Aaj Kaal, has apologised for printing the victim's name and photograph.  A rough translation of the Aaj Kaal editorial:

At Kamduni village in Barasat, the gang rape and murder of the college student has been despised by all but not protested against enough as it ought to have been in Calcutta and West Bengal. Three more similar incidents have taken place subsequently. The few artistes and intellectuals who have visited the spot have been informed by the affected family that they want justice and not compensation. The villagers too are demanding the same. There have been several mistakes along the way. We have committed a very big mistake ourselves. After the event our daily published the name and photo of the victim. According to a Supreme Court‘s directive the rape victim’s name should not be published. It is not just the SC order that we need to keep in mind but also social responsibility. The editor cannot evade his own responsibility in this case. He expresses his deep apologies and begs forgiveness. The Delhi gangrape victim has often been referred to as Damini or Nirbhaya. We name the Barasat victim Aparajita (victorious). Though she did not taste victory there are lessons of social responsibilities through this incident and we must be ready to accept these. Are we prepared?