Arnab Goswami on Times Now said his channel was against showing the Guwahati molestation video. I feel the video is available online for anybody who wants to see it – and a huge majority who has watched the video has reacted with horror and outrage. This is not the first time a rape/molestation video has been made and shared in India, in fact one reads about such videos and MMS clips being used to blackmail and humiliate the victims. [link]
I wonder what C C Patil (the Karnataka Women and Child Welfare Minister) felt when he and a few other ministers watched one such rape video during the assembly. [link] (Savadi allegedly claimed, he ‘was watching the video clip of how a woman was raped by four people to know about the incident and prepare for a discussion on the ill-effects of a rave party.’)
Did these ministers feel the outrage that the rest of the country is feeling today?
In the Gurgaon video [link], I couldn’t get the image of the victim out of my mind, she kept running and screaming hysterically even after the molesters had been chased away and she was safe. In the Guwahati video [link] there is hatred and smirk, not lust on the faces of the molesters.
(The nation was outraged by a similar smile on the face of S P S Rathore who molested Ruchika Girhotra.)
All these are the smiles of men who knew they were not going to be punished.
The video made it clear that these sexual assaults were about hate, power and aggression. The rapists’/molesters’ intent was not to ‘satisfy their lust’ but to humiliate and to cause hurt.
Indian censor board has done the Indian society terrible harm by banning scenes which show healthy, warm, caring tenderness and sensitivity. And worse – by permitting titillation via Rape Scenes.
Since we also prohibit healthy sex education, these rape scenes are how many Indian young men learn about sex.
For those who learn about sex from rape scenes and cheap porn, a woman’s consent is not expected or relevant.
Movies like ‘Three Idiots’ joke about ‘balatakaar‘ (rape). Now, after watching these this video, would you be able to laugh at rape jokes?
What makes people joke about rape? Maybe we use the word ‘rape’ when we mean to say sex?
One Hindi channel kept using the term ‘chedkhani’ to describe these assaults Chedkani is what parents tell children to stop doing – irritating mischief or annoyance.
Police officers, political leaders, the society and those who should know better refuse to make it clear to sexual criminals, with word and action, that sexual crimes would not be tolerated. Why don’t they?
Maybe because some of them watch rape videos at work and some others are convicted of molesting teenage girls.
Gurgaon Mob Molestation:
Three BJP Ministers, including the Women and Child Welfare Minister caught watching porn in assembly. (Ministers caught on camera watching a rape video)
Is there any other way this crime could have been controlled? (Gurgaon, MG Road)