[This post does not try to create any notion that the rapists shown in the video should not be punished. They had committed multiple serious crimes as per the video and there is no doubt that they need to be punished]
Recently I came across a campaign called #ShameTheRapist by social activist Sunitha Krishnan. She demanded that there is a gangrape video that was being circulated on popular messaging platform WhatsApp for six months and people were consuming the video and forwarding the same to others without raising any complaint.
The first question that had come to my mind was –
“Are we so mindless, so criminal that we will happily (or unhappily) consume a video of a crime and forward to others (or not)”?
..and there came a strong objection in my mind. It can never happen that any normal human being (either a man or a woman) will consume the same in silence without raising their voice. It is just IMPOSSIBLE.
But according to her complaint, this video was circulated for the last six months. But these facts need to be established first.
The video clip recovered by her, victim’s face was blurred to protect her identity and then published on Youtube by her organization. But youtube was quick to react and ban the account of her organization, which they have protested on different social media.
I have seen the 30 sec clip on Twitter and the graphic content of the video moved me completely. I CAN’T believe such men exist or this video was shot without a purpose. I have many questions in my mind and unless these questions are answered I will be sceptical about this video –
- Who shot the video?
- Why the guys are grinning as if they have achieved something great when we all know rape is a crime?
- Why are the guys looking at the video many times and grinning, why they were so desperate to show their faces and reveal their identity?
- Even if they consider rape as an achievement, no rapist will ever boast about it leave alone sharing on social media. Why in this case they shared the video on WhatsApp?
- The activist Sunitha says, this video was taking rounds for six months, why no one ever raised a complaint anywhere? With rape being so much focus everywhere it seems highly unlikely. Even MRAs like me will raise a criminal complaint if we ever come across any such video. I am 100% sure that other MRAs will also do the same. We only fight against false cases but do not support any crime against women, especially the one shown on this video.
In this case, the video is murkier than I could ever expect. Anyone seeing this video would raise his / her voice against the culprits and that includes me and that does not mean the men on the video alone.
But I became suspicious when I came to know more about the activist Sunitha Krishnan from her tweets –
This tweet told me she could be a male hater sadist because when someone shared news of joy she immediately thought of those little children as rapists or molesters. I was taken aback by her male hating attitude. Do the parents raise their boys to be rapists? Then why is she shaming the parents or children or she is like that by her nature? Truly speaking all my respect for her is gone the moment I saw this tweet. I realized she is a staunch feminist who does not mind even making newborn male children as rapists. Dear reader, this may include your child as well.
The moment I realized that she is a staunch feminist and there were many paid feminist campaign before to shame India in general and Indian men, in particular, I became alert.
Then from this tweet, I came to know that she was the Nirbhaya advisor to Kerala govt.
So she had to quit the post when she could not bend Kerala govt. according to her wishes. I don’t know what those reasons were but I can imagine those could have been even to implicate small boys on serious criminal charges.
Then I came across this tweet from her
So she was lobbying for Padma award. The moment I came to know this I smelled a rat? Is there anything fishy here? One question kept on coming to my mind, is this exposure linked to her wish of getting a Padma award?
Then I came across this tweet from her after her tweet about the gangrape video –
Oh, so her car was vandalized within 30 minutes of her raising her voice. But how is that possible unless the criminals in the video were not from an organized gang of criminals who knew her personally? But isn’t in the first instance she said that she picked the video from WhatsApp and do not know about the whereabouts of the criminals. Then how did the criminals know her? Or is this vandalizing the car attempt was by her or by people known to her who just wanted to add masala into the news? But this episode of vandalising her car made the whole video more trashy, my suspicion of a deep-rooted criminal conspiracy against India in general and against Indian men, in particular, came up.
So I checked in all my Indian circles and asked my friends from all over India if they have ever seen this video and none of them has ever seen this on WhatsApp, no other feminists or police or cyberlaw enforcers had seen this earlier, then how did this video come and why is it demanded that this video existed for months. But I thought of that as lack of my reach to people.
Please cast your vote here and let us know if you have seen this video before she has brought this out. Please be honest with your opinion –
But her latest tweet that was made after nine hours of her tweet demanding her car was vandalized says
So people started sending her pornographic mails, and I am wondering why she had not raised any police complaint regarding those mails? Why is she amused by pornographic mails? Isn’t she suppose to send those criminals behind bars? Then why she is silent and only venting anger on social network sites? Or this is purely fake, just a desperate attempt to grab attention?
I am so nuts, almost immediately I thought of her inner desire of getting Padma award. Oh, my sick mind! it thinks a lot.
We will not come to know what really happened unless the following are ensured and I demand to know the following –
- Whoever received and forwarded this video in any platform should be punished and brought to book simply for not reporting the crime.
- If after investigation it is found that this video was not circulated for six months then Sunitha Krishnan should be punished for making a false statement and creating a bad name for Indian society.
- We need to know the hand behind the camera and the mind behind him.
I don’t believe that any Indian will ever keep mum after seeing such a video. If they did, they need to be punished fast. If this news is fake and shot for a purpose as that probability is also there, then anyone who is trying to shame India needs to be punished.
*For other campaign analysis click – here