We’ve all seen excerpts from the Nirbhaya rape case documentary doing the rounds of the Internet over the past few days, and the repercussions have been rather predictable. We took offence. Not because the rape happened but rather, because the documentary was made. The Indian Parliament believes that a documentary such as this should not be released because of violation of permission conditions. Needless to say, it has now been banned .

On the bright side, many opposed the Government’s move openly today, leading to a heated debate in both Houses of Parliament.

Member of Rajya Sabha and well known lyricist Javed Akhtar spoke strongly against the double standards of politicians who talk of such cases in the House, but refuse to expose the rapist’s mindset to the larger public.

Lok Sabha Member and popular actress Kirron Kher brought out the irony of the system trying to introduce schemes like ‘Beti Bachao’ while narrow minded gender discrimination continues at the grassroot levels.

Rajya Sabha MP Jaya Bachchan urged the members of the House of Parliament to take concrete actions instead of doling out empty promises.


Well, we’re glad someone is speaking up for the right things, and we hope that the citizen of India follow your example!

Story first seen on NDTV .