The second episode of Aamir Khan's show Satyamev
Jayate dealt with the issue of child sexual abuse. The
show was successful in hitting the right chord. A Bhopal based NGO
received 12 cases related to this issue in just three days.
Talking to a leading daily, Archana Sahay director collab,
Childline Bhopal, said, “Within 10 minutes of the show, we got a
call from a father with two daughters complaining about a school
van driver who mishandles them. He said the show made him aware
about the helpline number of Childline. The father had called
exploring the options and action in such cases.”
Archana Sahay, “We've got reports that our national helpline has
been flooded with calls from distressed children and parents since
the episode was aired. In fact we couldn't get through to the
Mumbai office because of the rush!"
Well, it would be interesting to see whether Aamir Khan will be
able to create the same impact in all the remaining episodes of
Satyamev Jayate. Let's wait and watch!