Comments on Shiney Ahuja's case is doing the rounds. Every person is giving his/her personal opinion on the case and in some ways commenting on Shiney. As usual in these kinds of cases Shiney's guilt is presumed. The media has in not so many words told the world that Shiney is guilty of transgression. He is already serving time.
Is it the job of the media to report, provide comment and pass judgments on pending cases? Where does one draw the line? In many cases celebrities just get away with murder unless there is relentless media focus. On the other hand, in the the defense of the celebrities, everyone should be treated equally. Why, when someone is well known, he/she gets extra importance and in a way stands trial twice- once in the court and more importantly much before that in the public forum. There is the issue of fair trial and presumption of innocence before the trial begins. If tomorrow Shiney is acquitted by the court, there will be an assumption of guilty anyways.
How do you resolve this dilemma without allowing the guilty among the high and mighty to get away with crime? If you have answers or views on this do comment.