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The News Minute | March 5, 2015 | 4.30 pm IST The BBC Storyville documentary, “India’s Daughter”, raised more than an eyebrow across the country and after the government banned the telecast of the feature in the country, the BBC went ahead and broadcasted it early this morning. “India’s Daughter” casts a spotlight on the ‘Nirbhaya rape’ while also attempting to get inside the psyche of those accused of the crime.The fact that the documentary features one of the rapists and interviews him got social media polarized and even the Parliament had MPs engaging in heated debates on a course of action. News channels, on the other hand, took definitive positions on the issue and have been promoting hashtags on social media for the last couple of days. #dontrapeagain  Zee news is promoting the hashtag. If taken on face value it almost sounds like a moral science teacher chiding his/her student for stealing a pencil. Like someone pointed out, does it mean ‘don’t rape again’, so is the first time okay? But apparently there is a ‘great thought’ behind it and it means that telecasting is tantamount to raping Jyoti Singh again. WTF is this trend #DontRapeAgain? Are they saying raping once is ok? — Priyashmita Guha (@priyashmita) March 5, 2015 Rapists saw #DontRapeAgain trend and went, Oh sure. Thanks for telling. No more rapes. Never raping again. — Sandeep Kadian (@GappistanRadio) March 5, 2015 Thank you for supporting #DontRapeAgain @ZeeNews &showing the world what we feel.Nirbhaya rapist&killer has no right of expression. — Sudhir Chaudhary (@sudhirchaudhary) March 4, 2015 This Documentary on Rapists by @BBCWorld is not a small matter. This is a conspiracy against India's Good Image worldwide. #DontRapeAgain — Kinshu Kumar (@thekinshu) March 4, 2015 #NirbhayaInsulted This hashtag is a creation of Times Now. We could pause here for a bit and ask how the channel knows how she might have felt, or even why the channel is making this claim on her behalf.  You cannot air the view of a convicted rapist to form an opinion of the "attitude of men" or "condition of women" . #NirbhayaInsulted — Radhika Khera (@Radhika_Khera) March 5, 2015 Because the WORST thing to happen to Nirbhaya was that she was "insulted" #NirbhayaInsulted — Funtée Mittal (@awryaditi) March 5, 2015 Those justifying the Nirbhaya documentary should be asked whether their stand would be the same if they were the victim? #NirbhayaInsulted — Priti Gandhi (@MrsGandhi) March 4, 2015 #IndiasDaughter  It is the title of the documentary, yes. But the description of the woman as India's daughter is what many have taken objection to - that is, to view a woman in terms of her relationship to her family members, and not an individual in her own right. They argue that women are more than just the daughters of their parents, or their brothers' sisters, or a man's wife. This hashtag however, only trended because it happened to be the title of the documentary. Felt so angry watching #IndiasDaughter. Also felt it could've been structured better. — Aashish J. D'Mello (@ThatHashMan) March 5, 2015 Saw the documentary #IndiasDaughter revolted by the criminals...it needs to be seen by all..so that we pledge never to let this happen again — Mohit Anand (@amohit17) March 5, 2015 Not that #Indiasdaughter breaks new ground. The interview with rapist Mukesh is the only part the world hadn't seen before. — T S Sudhir (@Iamtssudhir) March 5, 2015 Tweet Follow @thenewsminute
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