my thoughts on Indias Daughter Documentary..

Well i saw Indias Daughter documentary and started wondering was our Indian society so bad.

I am not against issues Indias Daughter highlites but the by the time i finished watching it it left me thinking they were trying to portray Rape as problem only India is facing. When i started digging figures this myth faded.

Yes India is facing this problem and people and their mentalities need to change...

Its a problem faced by developed and developing countries/ societies alike  UK, USA,  Brazil are also facing this as well.

The below data from wikipedia shows Situation in UK & USA is not much different.

Quoted from wikipedia :
"Adjusted for population growth over time, the annual rape rate in India has increased from 1.9 to 2.0 per 100,000 people over 2008-2012 period. This compares to a reported rape rate of 1.2 per 100,000 in Japan, 3.6 per 100,000 in Morocco, 4.6 rapes per 100,000 in Bahrain, 12.3 per 100,000 in Mexico, 24.1 per 100,000 in United Kingdom, 28.6 per 100,000 in United States, 66.5 per 100,000 in Sweden, and world's highest rate of 114.9 rapes per 100,000 in South Africa.[28][127]"

For those think that most rapes go unreporyed in India only, hears the comparission from wikipedia. The below are just estimates. But i see similar issue with all countries.  Situation is bad in India, but other countries also have the same problem and in similar proportion..
"Madiha Kark estimates 54% of rape crimes are unreported;[31] in contrast, Mihir Srivastava estimates 90% of rapes go unreported in India.[32] In the United States, official estimates claim between 65% to 73% of rape cases go unreported every year.[33][34]A University of Surrey study estimates 70% to 90% of rapes go unreported in the United Kingdom;[35] while a UN study of 57 countries estimates just 11% of sexual assault cases worldwide are ever reported.[36]"
But if they quote those figures and facts it wouldnt be as sensational as it turned out be. Rape is a global problem and developed countries like USA & UK  are also facing this problem in same proportion to India.

It looked as if they wanted to sensationalise & monetise the issue for their own gains.

I feel very strongly that India as country and as a people should do all it could to make its women feel safer. But i dont like the misrepresentation in this documentary. I would not be upset had they showed how rape is a worldwide problem and how other countries if any are trying handle it better. They chose to sensationalize the issue than provide any real solutions. 

Any one who had a chance and opportunity to watch the video would be already aware of this incident in India.

This looked like a documentary not made for India but for the rest of the world. And what impact would it have??

Show India as a hellhole for women even though the facts point in the other direction. We already know what the German Lecturer thinks of India.. She puts all the India men in the category of "Rapists".

I came across the link: daily mail article a survey about Britons perception and views on rape and the related statistics. Their views are disturbing as well. Read and make your own opinion.

Perhaps the jurno presenting her views in Indias daughter should have read this before trying to show rape as only India's problem. Its not like gruesom crimes only happen  in India. UK has its own fair share of horrible crimes against women. But you may or maynot get as much viewership for reporting them when compared to the "Indias Daughter".

In mean time you can follow S Gurumurthy at  and go through his tweets to gain knowledge on ur own. 

I have also noticed from my google search that violent crimes like the ones highlited happen even in UK and USA.