A feeble attempt by the Indian government to save tourism in India or just to prove that no matter who rules the government, its mindset is always the same – and that is to ban everything which raises questions.
By putting ban on ‘India’s Daughter‘ documentary which was based on the December, 2012 brutal rape of a medical student; Indian Government has once again raped and killed so many ‘Nirbhayas’, all over again. This government has snatched their right of freedom by muting their voice.
‘India’s Daughter’ is a documentary directed by ‘Leslee Udwin‘ for BBC. Film was based on the most historic and revolting incident happened in India in recent times – Rape of a girl.
Study suggests that every 20 minutes one rape takes place in India, then what was different about this rape.
Their was no difference. None. It was just a Rape. Just a Rape. Nothing new. Nothing new in India. Just another day. Just another girl.
A young girl who wanted to be a doctor, ‘Jyoti Singh‘, my namesake, who was returning around 8-9 pm with her friend, after watching a movie; took a bus; where 6 men (I don’t know whether to call them men, or monsters; will just call them rapists), rapists, raped her, beat her almost to death, and then throw her out of a moving bus along with her friend, to die in cold December night on Delhi‘s streets.
It was so brutal that her whole intestines were out of her body. She has bite marks all over her. She was beaten with iron rods and was gang raped with rapists taking turns in mutilating her.
It was then in 2012, when whole India cried and revolted for this brave girl; who despite of her trauma and serious medical conditions, detailed her ordeal to police to help them catch the culprits. She wanted justice and was served some partial judgment too, when court ordered death for 5 rapists, excluding one juvenile. She died. Her rapists are still alive and gloating.
What this documentary ‘India’s Daughter‘, has shown is a rapist, and his lawyer, saying what actually most of Indian Men still thinks – that, it is a Girl’s fault if she is Raped.
If a girl is out at night/evening, precisely after 6:30, or if she is with a male friend, or if she is a girl; she needs to be Raped and Killed….. so, she can learn a valuable lesson. A lesson that a defense lawyer very proudly says, that In great Indian culture, there is no place for women. A woman is like flower or diamond, and if diamond is on the road, dogs will take it. Another one says, if her daughter or sister will have premarital sex/love affair, he will burn her in front of whole family.
They don’t even flinch, while saying these things. I don’t flinch either.
If you are a woman brought up in India, you will realize that what they are saying is actually you have heard whole your life.
“Don’t go out. It’s evening now.”
“Who is calling you? Is it a male? You will not have phone anymore.”
“Why you have male friends? You are not supposed to have any male friends.”
“You want to watch a movie. Go with your husband, when you get married.”
“In our family, girls don’t go out on college trips.”
“Why you were talking to neighborhood boy?”
“We would prefer to kill you than marry you to your choice of husband.”
“You love someone. You are a slut.”
India is a patriarchal society, heavily. So much, that even the old generation women there thinks that all such thing are right. A girl should know her place, and her place is in kitchen only. Mindset of a society can not change in a single day, but there was a chance for the Indian Government to put forward a Rapists viewpoint and show to society, if you also think like him – then you are also a Rapist.
It does not matter if you have raped a woman or not, if you still think that all such statements are right, then you are a Rapist.
You have raped a woman of her freedom, of her right.
Her right of being a human being, just like you are.
She is a human, a person. She is not your property.
You can not question her.
You can not blame her for what you did to her.
You can not mute her.
You can not.
Because she is a person.
Stop your boys, not your girls. Make India a safe, not only for tourists, but for all.
- What Kind of Government We Want?(jcisnowjs.wordpress.com)
- India says it will act against BBC for airing banned film(thehimalayantimes.com)
- BBC Documentary Nirbhaya India’s Daughter(kanthalaraghu.com)