Is it imperative to watch India’s Daughter?
There was no ‘revealing insight’, there was nothing that we already hadn’t read or heard before about the horrific crime.
Leslee Udwin, the documentary maker, had said that the purpose of the interview with the rapist Mukesh Singh was to understand why rapes happen in India? Why do they? While we spend time debating and delving deep into the rapists’ psychology, Mukesh Singh says that he and his friend had drunk too much that evening and were heading to GB Road for some ‘fun’. On the way, they saw a girl and realized why drive down all the way when ‘pleasure’ was right at hand.
Basically, a group of men from a society where respecting women was never a part of the social discourse, were having FUN. Remember Mulayam Singh Yadav’s ‘boys make mistakes’ quip to a cheering crowd during the election campaign?
It was merely ‘coincidental’ that the girl fought back and things got out of control.
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