Keeping in view the increasing number of violent crimes against women, especially rape, a satirical video posted on YouTube, in which a girl is seen giving open invitation to rape her, has gone viral. The video presented by Madhuri Desai is considered to be an eye-opener. The video, posted 3 weeks ago, criticizes Indian men who rape and those who justify rape. According a TOI report, a little more than 57 rapes were reported every day in the country during the last 13 years.
Girl’s open invitation to rape her on YouTube:
A Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) analysis of reported rape cases between 2001 and 2013 shows 2,64,130 rapes were reported in 28 states during the period – an average of almost 56 incidents of rape per day. In the seven UTs, the average is almost two rapes per day. However, Delhi alone accounted for 8,060 reported incidents during this period.
While 16,075 cases of rape were reported in 2001 across all states and UTs, in 2013, the figure stood at 33,707 – indicating an increase of 52.30 per cent.