If you have watched the Grand Finale of Kaun Banega Crorepati on Sony Entertainment Television (SET) today on 6th November 2017, you would have started believing by now, that Indian men, especially fathers are rapists and they are indiscriminately raping their daughters. Nobel peace prize winner Kailash Satyarthi who came on the show made everyone feel so. Coupled with Kailashji’s half-truths was Amitabh’s shocking reactions could have already made India a country of rapists and Kailash Satyarthi a messaiah of children next to god.
Why I Do Not Believe Kailash Satyarthi
Until a few days, ago many like me would have thought of him likewise. But this grand finale of KBC has opened my eyes and exposed Kailash Satyarthi as a blatant liar or should I say someone who spoke half-truths in a way to make us believe something which is completely opposite to the truth.
Kailashji (I am feeling ashamed to give him any respect for his lies, but he has won Nobel prize and I did not), told a bunch of stories of how girls are raped by their family members and named fathers, uncle, fathers friends etc. as rapists. He projected an image that every other Indian man (except him and Amitabh of course who can tell plain lies on camera) as rapists.
He told stories of his rescue operation and told sordid tales supposed to have told by rescued girls about how they were raped every now and then (as a gift as well as a punishment). We have no way to find out if those stories are true or his imagination for earning TRP for KBC (or some other award for himself). But what exposed him was when he tried to state some statistics.
Kailashji’s Misinterpretation of Data
He told, 10 years ago GOI did a survey and found 53% Indian girls and boys are raped by their family members. And then gave examples of how GIRLS are raped by their known male family members. Now it is not a complete lie but is half-truth like ‘Ashwathama Hata….Iti Gaja’ story of Mahabharata. For those who cried for our girls, for those males who felt ashamed to be males after his words that have made our men rapists (except some liars like him), let me show you the data that he was referring to in the drama called KBC.
This survey was done Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) in the year 2007 (Study on Child Abuse in India). Here are the data pertaining to violence on children –
Clearly, Indian fathers aren’t the most dreaded creatures. It was found in the survey that it is the mothers who abuse their children the most. And..
the 53% child victim of sexual abuse were boys and not girls. In fact, the sexual abuse of girls was found to be less compared to that of the boys in that WCD survey. But Kailash Satyarthi has made it look like it is the girls who are getting raped and it is Indian fathers who are abusing their children most.
Why Kailashji’s Statement Is Dangerous
The reason this is a serious lie and very harmful for this society is that if a person like him can get Nobel Prize, and if he is still rescuing our boys we get scared to think of the safety of those boys under him or his organization. As a nation, our head stoops in shame for having such low-grade Nobel Laurette among us.
What kind of reform will a man like him bring on this earth, when he can’t speak the truth? When he can misrepresent data like this, what is the veracity of other stories told by him? Why should we trust him at all?