India's daughter, Leslee Udwin, crime, public opinion, justice, state's affair, government, criminals, rape, protect humans, constitution in India, politics, equality between the sexes, women's oppression in India
The rapists' point of view is clear: this girl shouldn't have gone outside alone, and at night. Their rape act was like a punishment of this unaware attitude of Jyoti for them. The only responsible person of the rape concerns the victim: leaving at night around 9 o'clock is like entering hostile territory, any decent girl stays at home, doing housework, wearing decent clothes.
[...] India's daughter - Leslee Udwin – How was this crime interpreted by the public opinion? India's daughter is an English documentary film, created by Leslee Udwin telling the story of a gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old medical student named Jyoti in Delhi, December 16th in 2012 (she died on December 29th). Massive protests occurred later as consequences of this murder. The documentary is focused on the mindsets of the aggressors, the families of the victim and rapists. But how exactly was interpreted this crime by the public opinion? [...]
[...] Parents of the rapists say, they have no concern about that, it was the fault of the rapists, not them. Moreover, the poverty, the low standard- living conditions make the young more fragile and unstable, especially those who are not going to school, roaming around. Therefore, violence is a reaction to those who are richer. But it doesn't excuse the act for the family of the victim: for the mother for instance, even she left home late, what kind of men could do such act? [...]
[...] It was a question of justice against the establishment. But the censorship of the documentary shows that the leaders of the society are not ready to change their mind. In fact, there is a conflict between traditional and modern conceptions. It will take time, several years maybe, to evolve the mindsets in favor of equality between the sexes. The traditional conception is still truly deep-rooted in the society and the government cannot change it so easily. As a matter of fact, it is a cultural question. [...]
[...] This message was sent as a right for the psychiatrist: the rapists enjoyed this right, that was natural. Some use money to make pleasure, rapists pretend to use courage to seize their own property. II. A Proof of a State's Affair This crime became a state affair as many demonstrations appeared across Delhi. Jyoti's death became a symbol, martyr of women's oppression in India. The documentary has been censored mainly because of that first point: such a hot subject would create too much disorder in Delhi. [...]
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