A British Indian journalist, Krishnan Guru-Murthy stops reporting midway in order to help a Syrian refugee struggling to get off a boat on the Greek Island of Lesbos. This was an act of humanity which people believe has been wiped off after witnessing the incident where the Syrian refugees were being ruthlessly kicked and tripped by a Hungarian journalist, Petra Lazlo on camera few days back. Often we come across incidents where TV journalists and camera persons taking such reckless and irresponsible actions. However, this one is different.
British-Indian journalist helps a group of men to carry the paralysed Syrian refugee back to safety. Many deaths have happened when the Syrian refugees have tried to flee from Syria to the other European countries in fear of police and war. Many countries have not accepted them while some like Austria and Germany have accepted them with heartwarming welcome. News have spread like wildfire to different TV channels, of the unrest that prevailed in Syria as well as inhumane behaviour shown by one of the journalists towards the helpless migrants.
Channel 4 news reporter, who was in Greece this week, proves that humanity comes first, even before work. However, there have been mixed responses by the commoners regarding Murthy’s decision to jump and help the refugees in times of need. He was praised by some while some criticised him due to this act.
Krishnan Guru-Murthy was filming a report on the miserable condition of the refugees while a group of Syrian migrants landed behind him. The Syrian refugees were carrying thousands of young children. On having noticed the conditions of the Syrian migrants who was struggling to steer an overloaded boat, he stopped and paused from reporting! While the men and children were falling over each other in struggling to get off to the shore, a cry of a child was heard by the reporter behind him. “O my God” was what he uttered. Soon the reporter was seen helping a volunteer in lifting a baby boy off the rocks. He made the refugees feel like humans.
However, the terrible memory of the Syrian toddler, Aylan Kurdi having washed away in the shore still haunts people in their minds. Was there no Murthy at that point of time? We all hope to see people to come forward to help in situations of crisis. Krishnan Guru-Murthy is an inspiration!