Thursday, 5 March 2015

India's Daughter

India's Daughter
Leslee Udwin's Storyville documentary India's Daughter: The Story Of Jyoti Singh was broadcast yesterday in the UK by BBC4. It was originally scheduled to be shown in India this Sunday, though the Indian government has prevented its transmission. Police in India banned it on the grounds that it included an inflammatory interview with a convicted rapist, though the authorities did not actually viewed the film before prohibiting it.

The documentary examines the case of Jyoti Singh, who was gang-raped and murdered in 2012. The fatal attack on Singh led to protests in support of rape victims, and a national debate about attitudes towards sexual assault. The programme interviews one of the rapists, Mukesh Singh, who shows no remorse and even blames the victim for his crime.


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