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The 50 Million Missing Campaign keeps a log on available newspaper reports of violence against women and girls in India.  Click on the news tags listed below to read the latest reports posted.


September 2013 News reports

August 2013 News reports

July 2013 News Reports

Older News Reports

Killing of Infant Girls (Infanticides)

Killing of Women for Dowry (Dowry Murder/Dowry Death)

Dowry “Deaths” (via Maps for Aid)

Women Killed for giving birth to a girl

“Honor” Killings

Women Dying Due to Forced Abortion of Girls

Rape of Minor Girls

Gang Rapes

Women Tortured or Killed as “Witches” (Witch Hunting)

Reports on Rape

Forced Abortions of female fetuses (Female Feticides)

Female Infanticide/ Feticide (via Maps for Aid)

Rape (via Maps for Aid)

Rape and Murder (via Maps for Aid)

Reports on minor girls

Reports on dowry

Reports of Gang style violence on women

Reports involving police

Sexual Harassment at Work (via Maps 4 Aid)

Sexual Harassment on Streets/ Public Places (via Maps 4 Aid)

Women raped commit suicide (via Maps for Aid)

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  1. November 1, 2012 7:52 am

    Oh my God..! These events are awful..! How anyone can treat other human beings like this is beyond my comprehension and fills me with great sadness for these poor souls that reside in nightmare realities such as you’ve highlighted here…
    I sincerely hope that change can be brought about by people such as yourself.. who highlight and bring awarerness to others through dedication and caring.. the knowledge about the plights of these souls and how the perpertrators of these horrendous actions actually get away with it yet again because of corrupt people who sit in positions of power….
    Jennifer. xxx

  2. December 10, 2012 8:09 pm

    This is the most important blog/site on the internet! We must get governments to react! We hear of horror stories in the Middle East, but nothing happening there can top these horror stories. The entire world needs to react with the outrage needed to stop this. What is the Indian government doing to stop this kind of killings? INDIA! Your women are your most important assets! STOP MURDERING THEM! The entire world knows now. The Indian governments should make this their top priority!

    • December 12, 2012 5:24 pm

      Jean — you are absolutely right! This is exactly what we are saying. That the sort of horror stories that one hears in India on a daily basis is far worse than what is actually happening in many countries in the Mid-East. So we too are puzzled why many people in the west who feel very angry about misogyny in ‘Muslim’ countries are so much more tolerant when it comes to this scale of violence in India which is much worse, and almost ‘normalized’ the way it happens every where, every day.

    • shanker permalink
      December 29, 2012 8:00 pm


    • Kat Macdonald permalink
      January 22, 2013 3:47 pm

      Very well put. It’s incredible to us that these crimes can be happening at all, let alone daily. The Indian government has had women in high office for many years, so it does realise that women have a valuable place in society. Yet so many politicians have rape or other sexual assault charges against themselves, they’re therefore unlikely to try to stigmatise rapists rather than the victims. The 1st step seems to me to have anyone with a history of sexual crimes to be forced to leave office. The 2nd is for other countries to declare their feelings on the abuse of women, with the threat of trade sanctions (which I know is not an ideal step as often the workers suffer the most from these steps), if the problem starts to hurt the economy they may be forced to take action. Although they may just ensure fewer cases are made public and close down movements which give publicity to the problem. Money is clearly more important to India than her women. Any countries greatest asset is it’s people, so to deny human dignity to 50% of the population beggars belief.
      India’s women are strong, they fight inequality every day with dignity, they tolerate humiliating breaches of their human rights, because they’ve been brought up to believe they are inferior.
      Yet every leader the country has ever had; it’s most esteemed Doctors, Scientists, Human Rights activists, those who fought for democracy, everyone; they ALL had mothers/sisters/daughters/ even governess’, they relied on women for their nurture, and to give themselves entirely to ensure their well-being when they were children and infants.
      This is how a country repays those who should be of equal importance as any male citizen, instead every day suffers simply because many of the men are weak. They blame women for their own rape, rather than acknowledge the rape is their fault entirely for not being able to avoid temptation, and not being strong enough to behave in a civilised manner. As long as the leaders, political and religious, refuse to admit there is a problem, far less address it, then they too are just as guilty, if not more so due to their positions, as the perpetrators.
      God help India, a country in denial and real human crisis.

    • cherie brown permalink
      January 27, 2013 9:42 pm

      India men & goverment u should go to jail for the horrible actions against woman. DO YOU THINK THAT U WON’T BE PUNISHED? You don’t deserve wives or any chidren. You could never come to america & do such horrible crimes.

  3. December 27, 2012 4:23 pm

    Occorre un’educazione alla legalità sin dall’asilo, comprendendo anche il femminicidio. Ed in Italia c’è urgente bisogno di una legge contro la omofobia.

  4. Rosemary Kharbouch permalink
    December 29, 2012 12:34 pm

    These Crimes are Horrendous, and the Government just turn a blind eye ! The protesters were only trying to put their point across that enough is enough, in my view the Police were the ones that turned a peaceful protest into one of carnage, with their batons and water cannons !! I think the Government need to be made accountable for all the Atrocities that are happening in the Country !! I can imagine the fear that the women and children are suffering on a daily basis

  5. Sandra Reynolds permalink
    December 29, 2012 2:00 pm

    It is incomprehensible that the country of Mahatma Ghandi can still be carrying out these terrible acts of cruelty against it’s women and girls!! The rest of the world must not keep quiet and must do whatever it takes to force the Indian government and it’s inept and corrupt officials to put a stop to these barbaric acts. What will India do when there are no women left?? My heart goes out to all women and girls in India and I pray that their plight will be recognised and ended soon.

  6. kim bateman permalink
    December 29, 2012 2:07 pm

    there is no ecuse for harming girl or women becaues of religion or culture this will not do at all it a crime againt the women and all humanity this is got to stop forever

  7. Rajesh Kumar Dora permalink
    December 29, 2012 2:36 pm

    This is a Worst incident in India as of today, Our Govt’ have to take the strong steps and have to make strong law, so that same will not …… again & again.

    Jai Hind…..

  8. rani chandi permalink
    December 29, 2012 2:38 pm

    I am shocked and outraged by the above titles and was unaware of the goings-on of the disgusting treatment of girls and women in general. How is that possible when we had a woman prime minister in the 70s that women are treated with so much contempt and disregard and that in a country that has bollywood beauties also treat their other sisters brutally. This is totally unacceptable.

  9. mavis mcalear permalink
    December 29, 2012 4:44 pm

    If they go on treating females like this, are they planning for men to give birth, because those women who don’t die , will leave their country , and it will be without females.

  10. lalit nelson permalink
    December 29, 2012 5:01 pm

    I believe the blasters should be handed over to the public .no trials no delay fair justice stone to death

  11. December 29, 2012 5:02 pm

    It is the male who determines the sex of the child. I think that biology should be made a mandority subject . also we need to love the boys and girls equal .so it is the MEN not the WOMAN who make a BOY or GIRL. to the countries who treat WOMAN as second calss it is so wrong .

  12. December 29, 2012 5:04 pm

    What is surprising is the women who are the upper class. The ones with power. The ones in office. Do they have daughters? What if this was one of their daughters ? What would their reaction be as a mother. Life is important. Whether male or female. Delete one or the other you delete that race. Mothers stand up fight back not only for you but your daughters. Mothers fight for their young

    • December 29, 2012 6:30 pm

      @Linda — Once women are in political office in India, they only view the masses as a male vote bank. So they don’t want to do anything to displease men! It’s the first time in Indian history that Indian women are demanding their rights as individual citizens, that’s what’s taken the administration by surprise. They are stunned.

  13. Sheila Holt permalink
    December 29, 2012 5:10 pm

    My heart is broken by this knowledge. I had no idea the situation was so horrendous. There just are no words.

  14. December 29, 2012 5:14 pm

    Why is this happening now in India?What has changed?It used to be safe to go about India as a woman and there has never yet been such news except about the common dowery killings?Woman of certain casts seemed reeled with power,respect from their community.What is the phenomenon?Is it the new access to the abusive media and pornography about woman?Is their a backlash against a particulair mouvent of emmancipation for woman?

    • December 29, 2012 6:28 pm

      @Herts– With education, more women go out, to colleges, universities, jobs. No India was never safer for women. Even before, women hardly ventured out. Even now, you will see far more men than women in any public place. It is the freedom and independence of women that is unacceptable to men. Also, earlier it was always made out to be the woman’s problem. She asked for it. And younger generation of women in India are no longer willing to accept that. This is the start of a revolution that has been long in the coming.

  15. Mairead Kerwin permalink
    December 29, 2012 6:15 pm

    The people of India want the government to change and protect the women of the country which is much easier to talk about than do, unfortunately. Perhaps these petitions from outsiders will help enforce the issue because no one likes to be seen as evil away from home. Pressure from inside the state and outside the state might be needed here!

  16. pawan jeet kaur permalink
    December 29, 2012 6:43 pm

    I strongly demanding from the government of India to pass a strong law to stop all crimes against girls/women of India. Our laws are not strong enough to protect the women either on streets or at home. Our society is giving extra encouragement to the man to look at a woman in different way not as a human being apart from this there is lots of traditions & customs prevailing in Indian society which dominates women in every field of life. In brief WE DEMAND THE MINIMUM PUNISHMENT FOR A “RAPIST” IS TO BE HANGED BY NECK and the government should take strong steps to general atrocities women are facing in their daily lives.

    • Jeyanthi permalink
      December 30, 2012 12:13 pm

      Waiting for the government to pass some law which then has to be enforced in a corrupt environment is like waiting for oranges to fall off an apple tree! So the people must act. What is the female population in India? Make use of that power house of persuasion and see what miracles can happen. Don’t rely on corrupt politicians, female or male. Women must act to protect women.

  17. Janet permalink
    December 29, 2012 7:04 pm

    I never knew there was a problem of such magnitude in India. I am so sad that poor young woman was so savagely brutalized that it caused her death. Those excuses for human better be punished as well as the bus driver. Who knows what she may have contributed to the world? I don’t understand how the female leaders in India aren’t fuming about the treatment of their sisters and why aren’t they doing anything about it?

    • December 29, 2012 8:15 pm

      @Janet — Female politicians generally are interested only in retaining their seats, and so far the electorate voice has been male — for men, by men. Women have to raise their voices like they have over the last 2 weeks, and demand accountability from the government. We have to fight for our rights as citizens and we hope this is a movement that will carry forth.

  18. December 29, 2012 7:11 pm

    alas…alas….this horrendous blight……India’s education system needs to go back to the drawing board….biology lessons should be made essential and necessary before marriage and to prospective mother and father in laws all around….more women need to be elected into the Lok Sabha and made prominent and obvious to the macho culture which is answerable to this misogyny.

  19. Subin Das. permalink
    December 29, 2012 10:06 pm

    I am sure present government of Delhi forgot when youth rises and takes up arms against evil, they do not care for their lifes, well beings or comforts. This have been proved umpteen times at the time of India’s indipendence fight. Usually, youth of any country are quite laid back and do not try and meddle in day to days politics. But they do keep a vigil on what’s taking palce in and to their country. Just by water cannons, Lathis, or for that matter Bayonets also can never bring any youth mevement or out burst under control. when they move in mass they really have the power to swipe what ever stands in their path. Same thing did take place in Chittagong, where kids of 13~14 years fought against mighty British Lion. Look what that did to British. So, the act of Delhi poilce using eater cannon, tear gases and Lathi could not detter the demos. Neither could they put any dent to their determinations. It was the Law machine who should be squarely ostrasized and made to bear the burden of starting such a fight, where poor Constable lost his life for no fault of his. So, rulers and law makers, please do take heed of this and be aware of youth strength. Do not try and curb any movements in such manner, wher you are bound to get hurt and spell disastor.

  20. politicalfreeforall permalink
    December 29, 2012 11:08 pm

    This story does not say much for the male gender, does it? The male half of the human race is going to have to stop all the other so-called “men” from doing stupid stuff like this. This timid,
    cowardly behavior is not befitting any real man. A real man doesn’t need to beat, rape or keep imprisoned any female to take care of them or to feel manly.

  21. December 30, 2012 12:10 am

    Asian men just are not civilised and cannot compete with their Women. It is time for a Womens revolution in backward India and Arab countries.

  22. December 30, 2012 12:18 am

    When I lived in India 50 years ago, rape was unheard of. I feel sure some Dalit women were raped by higher castes and there were secret dowry deaths and infanticides.There was no equality but protection of women were important. However now with more Indian women getting education and competing with men for jobs, the macho culture of India cannot cope with it any longer. The saucy half-clothed Bollywood female images do not help the cause of women either. These gangrapes are Indian males’ reply to women’s relative emancipation in India. Women have a long way to order to achieve equality but Indian men cannot even adjust to this little advancement.of Indian women. We need a far stronger Ministry of Equality and plenty of anti-sexist training of the Indian police forces, administrators and politicians. Otherwise India will fail to be a democratic country for half of its own population and lose all its tourism potential from abroad through all the adverse publicity.Is that a future we want for the second most populous country of the world which has tradition of prominent women even in the ancient times?.I am ashamed as an Indian male!

    • Linda permalink
      January 3, 2013 10:35 pm

      Don’t be ashamed to be an Indian man be a guide to younger men all over the world and teach young boys to love. We can certainly use the anti sexist training a in the USA. We haven’t gotten that far. Believe me!

  23. December 30, 2012 3:07 am

    There is no hope for human kind or for the animals unless each one of us come to understand what it means to be intelligent. Read: The Dawn of Intelligence..get it free via Wildman Walker’s blog.

  24. Gerson D'Addio da Silva permalink
    December 30, 2012 5:25 am

    Wake up India!!! A great change is needed just now, from the schools to the midia, from the laws to the costums.

  25. December 30, 2012 5:59 am

    Hey, we think Inida is a civilized COUNTRY, I can’t imagine what goes on in uncivilized places.

    • Linda permalink
      January 3, 2013 10:32 pm

      You think the USA is civilized? Then you don’t know that every minute in the USA a child is raped and or murdered including abortions. We hate children in this country more than any other place in the world The problem is that adults are in denial of that feeling in themselves. They like to think they are good people who love children but they dont really or we would not have the rate of crime against children we have in the USA Lets get honest! And stop looking at India and saying how uncivilized they are.

  26. dorothy martinellli permalink
    December 30, 2012 7:29 am

    These things that were born are not human. i hate some people and God will take care of them. They will forever burn in Hell!!. Wonder if that person was their daughter? I guess they don’t know any better. Go ______ themselves.

    • dorothy martinellli permalink
      December 30, 2012 7:29 am

      Oh well.

  27. December 30, 2012 10:28 pm

    estou enojada com o acontecido, será que esses homens pensam que mulher é um objeto de prazer e de seu instinto animal?

  28. Linda permalink
    December 31, 2012 12:39 am

    Rape murder and abuse of girls, and women doesn’t only happen in India It happens in the USA Too! It is a world wide problem. So let’s address as such! Maybe then we can actually change things for all girls and women.

  29. Charlotte Heart permalink
    December 31, 2012 2:22 am

    Yes, I agree, something NEEDS to be done! I and my family support local groups against Human Trafficing and Abuse as much as we can and will continue to pray that ALL our Gov’ts WAKE UP and realize their allowing such things to be done WILL come back upon them! JEHOVAH GOD word doesn’t return void…saying: U WILL REAP WHAT U SOW!

  30. January 1, 2013 4:04 am

    Men will always be men, in any culture or country. David Hall is quite wrong. There is no shortage of rapes in the West. Women complain here about the same police conviction rates on rape cases. What we need is plenty of antisexist training for men in every country so that the age old outlook of men can be changed slowly for good. This will take time. May be UN Human Rights Watch should take a lead on this. Ministers of Equality in each country can also monitor the progress on ths matter..

  31. Linda permalink
    January 3, 2013 10:24 pm

    I agree. We have rape sexual abuse of children and other violence against boys girls men and women right here in the USA. Women are raping boys and girls. Men are raping boys and girls and other men and women. Lets be honest we have not changed much but we are little by little. Sexism is a serious problem. The men in my family are aware and struggling to change with very little help from other men. My 11 year old grandson is one of the lucky ones. He will learn to be a real man by example. His father and grandfather are working hard to change the cycle of violence against women. It’s not easy but it can be done. My granddaughter mand grandson I pray will not be victims of sexual violence.

  32. Roe Woodroffe permalink
    January 4, 2013 10:40 pm

    I am furious at the violent treatment of women, all over the world, but it grieves me to read comments of those bloggers who want equally violent punishent for the abusers. Haven’t we yet learnt where an ‘eye for an eye’ leads?

  33. January 6, 2013 3:18 am

    Dear Linda

    As I have already said, sexism, sexual harassment and sexual murders are the problems of the whole world. It is not restricted to india but we always have to fight it wherever we see it. Otherwise the world will remain in a relatively dark age and democracy in truest sense of the term will be meaningless. Women the world over must cease being second class citizens!

    • Linda permalink
      January 7, 2013 10:28 pm

      Thank you Samir for responding. You are so kind. But you seem to know very little about the problems in the USA. And you generalize about men which is unfair to men. I know more men than women I would trust my daughters and grandchildren with. I would like to add that men are raised by women and it is the women that need to change! My husband is Irish and it is believed that many Irish mothers tend to raise violent/hateful cold indifferent children. thank GOD my husband rejected his mother’s hateful philosophy of life and is the only sane person in his family of origin. I am a counselor and it is the women who teach girls to be victims of abuse and they allow men and boys and lesbians to abuse their own daughters. Female teachers and counselors allowing in the schools the girls to be sexually harassed and raped by males and lesbians. USA adult women think its funny and wonderful to have a play in which a woman/lesbian rapes a 13 year old girl. See this play called The “Vagina Monologues”. I am working with an adult woman who was raped when 19 years old by her female “friend” and her husband. it is female adults and girls who look the other way when when girls are being bullied in school. Did you know that female doctors and mother are violating the law daily in the USA and forcing their daughters to have abortions against their will? Well it is true. I am their counselor after the abortion when they come to me suicidal and not “not knowing” who they are any more. That is what women are doing to girls! Not all men are abusers or rapists nor will they become abusers or rapists. And not all women are protecting their daughters. So to say “Men will always be men, in any culture or country” is not true and very generalized. It is insulting. Men are changing and have been changing for years. It is the women who need to change! I have stories that would turn your stomach about women and girls abusing women and girls. Let’s get real and hold everyone accountable!

  34. Airstar permalink
    January 11, 2013 1:34 am

    I have lived a sheltered life all through my existence and I cannot stop crying at the immense horrors my brain is conjuring in trying to comprehend what I’m reading. This is jst so depressingly sad. How did the world get so bad. We need to do something real fast. Its time we all treat each other as humans. Dese are things that won’t be done to animals den why human? Dis is jst so sad. Really sad. God help us.

  35. Carmen Rodriguez permalink
    January 11, 2013 9:49 am

    This is completely against the human being and civils rights and the most basics values of any human being! I can’t imagine what men would do if they were the ones in majority taken to be violated like that! Every human being, regardless of gender, race, nationality, political affiliation, religion, phisical or mental health condition, age or time since being conceived, social condition, sexual orientation or any other opinion or cause for discrimination, could be treated differently concerning the RESPECT OF LIFE of the human as a person to be done or do unwillingly on him/her any act against hi/her consent and even with it if it is AGAINST THE RESPECT O LIFE or of the INTEGRITY OF A PERSON AND HUMAN BEING in any place in this world.

  36. Linda permalink
    January 14, 2013 9:33 pm

    In the USA, India and other parts of the world women and girls and boys and men are raped daily. Women and girls are subject to forced abortion in the USA by men, women, parents and boyfriends and girlfriends. Young boys are told they have nothing to say about their unborn child and suffer with depression and suicide. There is female Gendercide in the USA. Gay Women and gay girls, gay men and gay boys are being raped and or murdered in the USA and around the world. Women and men are doing this to each other!! Let’s fight back around the world. Speak up! Protect! Don’t be afraid to defend a child or a woman or a boy or a man! Where were the others in INDIA on that bus. Why didnt anyone defend her or protect her. The witnesses are to be held accountable! If you are a witness, step up and do something. Fight back! Take photos! Write and publish your story or another’s story! Be brave and protect someone from harm!!!
    In my town the politicians, town employees and police protect each other. I took pictures of the unsafe conditions at our recreational center in BOGOTA NJ. Children were drinking out of a corroded water cooler, etc. I took pictures and published them to U TUBE and sent the out the photos to many of the politician in the state of NJ until something was done. I also published a newsletter depicting the unsafe conditions in our small town.Today the kids have a renovated rec center and we are all safer.
    Today I am protecting, educating and offering alternatives to young girls who would otherwise be forced to have abortions, be forced to stay in High School schools they hate and are subjected to abuse, etc. What are you doing today?

    • January 15, 2013 12:28 pm

      @Linda — It is true that women are one group of humans that are subjected to violence no matter which country you go to. But when we say genocidal violence we mean a killing on a genocidal scale. Most countries of the world including the US have a ‘normal’ gender ratio — which is 105 females to 100 males. But in India in 20 years there will be 20% less females than males because 20% of women have been eliminated: that is 50 million females eliminated in 3 generations. In Europe there were 6 million Jews eliminated — to give you an idea of the scale. We are saying this is beyond the kind of violence women face. It is a hate driven violent extermination of group: Please click here on our news paper log to understand what we are talking about. Also here is a brief 10 minute video that gives the full picture of the genocidal violence on women in India. Please see it.

  37. January 15, 2013 5:27 pm

    la société indienne je crois est à plus de 50% pauvre. les traditions strict qui fait que la fille donne une dot à son mariage . rend un père de famille fâcheux grincheux de son sort. donc il se défoule sur sa femme (la tue) qui lui a apporter se malheur . d’autres devient agressive vis à vis des femmes de la société. Moi je pense que c’est un acte de colère des hommes. cet acte ne doit pas être justifier, mais punis sévèrement. Mais il est important de situé le problème pour pouvoir agir. D’où La nécessité de lancer un débat public sur les anciens coutumes de l’inde et voir ce qui peut déranger et peut expliquer l’agressivité des hommes vis à vis aux femmes indiennes. Inciter les responsables à mettre des loi qui punit sévèrement les agresseurs….

  38. January 16, 2013 1:12 am

    Yes. This is appropriate. I also felt Linda was widening the debate to USA and their males. The current struggle is for Indian females–their infanticide, dowry deaths, sexual harassment, rapes and rape injstices and murders. Of course all countries have their problems. So have Gays. But can we deal with one problem at a time please? They are enormous on their own!

    • January 18, 2013 11:23 pm

      I agree. This site is the best but it is addressing the problems in India, not the USA or other countries. There are plenty of problems to go around as I’ve found that in nearly every country women have to fight certain battles, but this is urgent for India and we should all concentrate on this country and the women there. Seems it is a crisis against females in India and we should all join in and do what we can. I hope I can become more involved soon.

  39. January 28, 2013 10:43 pm

    Very well put-straight from the heart!

  40. Roe Woodroffe permalink
    January 29, 2013 3:09 pm

    Enough talk of punishment and retribution. Educating everyone from an early age in relationship must be the way through these archaic and terrible attitudes and actions

  41. February 2, 2013 3:26 am

    Yes. But education is a longterm process. Side by side we have to promote new laws against sexual harassment and assaults and heavily punish the perpetrators of such crimes. We have to follow that with prolonged antisexist training at all levels in education, work, employment and leisure services.

  42. Roe Woodroffe permalink
    March 20, 2013 11:58 pm

    of course we must do all we can to prevent these atrocities but we must also learn how to use our voices in such a way that we are most likely to be heard.

  43. March 30, 2013 3:10 am

    Yes Roe. It is a global problem-a global war for equality. There is a glass ceiling against women in the West as well.

  44. AKIL BANDALI permalink
    April 22, 2013 3:26 am


    A huge share of the blame for the massive increase in rapes all over India should be put on Bollywood and the type of movies they have made over the last two decades. Most of these movies depict women in a very poor light. The hero could be a mechanic or a rickshaw driver but he will have a group of goonies with him and they stand around passing crude comments at women. The hero behaves in a rough and crude manner with a girl who may be educated and from a respectable family but this means nothing to the hero who forces himself on the girl with crude gestures & song and eventually wins over the girl. This is the myth propagated by Bollywood and it has resulted in a huge change in the way the uneducated men view women today.

    If you look at the behavior of heroes in older movies it was much most respectful towards women and so was society in the old days. Granted that fantasy was always a part of films but the hero wooed the heroine with tenderness & respect in the old days. Even in movies like Amar Prem where the herione was a prostitute she was treated with respect. Womanhood was cherished as the font of all life. Motherhood was revered as the greatest sacrifice and women in general were given their due. The hero would never mistreat a woman and that role was clearly defined for “the Villain” who would then be severly punished for even daring to insult a woman.
    In Bollywood today women have mostly been reduced to the status of accessories who dress up in skimpy clothing to perform lewd dances with sexually-suggestive gestures. They are subjected to crude behavior by men on the street and while they don’t respond to the crudity they are potrayed as secretly enjoying the attention! So now every Roadside Romeo who is jobless thinks he has licence to act in a lewd manner with women and make crude suggestions and she will eventually succumb to his “charms”. And even if she resists his advances she probably secretly likes them!

    Case in point is the gruesome rape in Delhi recently – the victim a student aspiring to become a doctor. The rapists- a bus drive & helper/cleaner, a sweeper, a fruit seller, a gym helper, etc. But for them she was nothing but an object on whom to vent their frustrations and anger.

    So does Art imitate life or is it Life imitating Art? Either way Bollywood has to stand up and change its approach or all this anger and grief they are showing is just hypocrisy and crocodile tears!

    If they really feel anything for this poor victim in Delhi or indeed the thousands of girls who have become victims of savage and bestial crimes then they need to put their money where their mouth is and stop potraying women disrespectfully. They need to convey the message to the millions of uneducated potential Romeos that the punishment of misbehaving with women will result in terrifying punishment and invite the wrath of God on them anf their families.

    So do they care for women or for their box office returns?

    So come on Bollywood – show us how much you care and for what you care!

    • Sara permalink
      August 12, 2014 11:51 pm

      Amen to that, brother! Perfectly explains the mentality of the cheapstakes who infest every street in the city.
      So good to read your comment, and know that there are civilized, sensible, humane people who like cleanliness & decency.
      Thankfully my mother never allowed me to watch any movies or TV junk since my childhood. But in spite of that, I very clearly knew what goes on in any movie – you don’t have to watch an Indian movie to know what would be in it. All I had seen was a few parts of a few movies when we go to visit our friends/neighbors & they have their TV running, or when we are in waiting rooms/receptions and some movie is being played. And I had read a few reviews/critics of some movies that come out in newspaper. That was enough for me to get the whole picture of the entire industry – sell the same repulsive story – just change the names, faces & backgrounds a lil bit.
      The worst part is that this pathetic industry is raking up so much money – no other industry on the face of the earth can make so much profit with just one single product (same story, same stupid dance etc) without making any real change to the product for so many decades.
      The most dangerous part is what you have pointed out, and what women are experiencing everyday on the streets.

  45. April 22, 2013 6:58 pm

    Congratulations Akil! I have been awaiting an email like this for a long time. Someone has the guts to dare criticise the popular, huge money-spinning Bollywood industry. I have been concerned about this lewd aspect of Bollywood for decades although I loved the Bollywood songs. Based usually on a very weak plot, driven by its pathetic search for fantasy and glamour punctuated by nice songs and titillating sexy dances and occasional fights, Bollywood industry has a lot to answer for the current depreciation of the image of Mother India. Bollywood has provided such an escape valve for the frustrated poverty-driven Indian working class that a decent woman’s body and soul mean nothing to them any more. It is up for any game! While huge sums of money are made by these films and their actors (If you need any real acting talent at all for these films), the highbrowed morality of Old India with birthplaces of so many religions) goes into a death spiral. Gang rapes, paedophilia, dowry murder, honour-killing are mere examples of this Indian moral decline driven by Bollywood. Come on Bollywood, clean up your act before India becomes a topic of jokes abroad and India loses all the foreign exchange from foreign tourism!

  46. Ranjana Gaur permalink
    August 13, 2013 12:04 am

    every women are fighting for their rights at all level in family, workplace, relationship everywhere. i do not know why NCW members think that women are misusing the law 498A (law related to dowry), need to send them this bunch of cases. may they can understand the reality of patriarchy.

  47. Joyce Mcguigan permalink
    August 13, 2014 11:43 pm

    I an so so so horrified ant this sick demented uncivilized acts of vicious murder and attacks against innocent women and children and babies I can’t take it…This must b stopped now they must b rescued and I want those in laws and husband that did this unthinkable act to burn in a locked up box just like they did to that poor girl..U ppl in India are freaking sick in the head and are a disgrace to the human race..U are mentally I’ll and beaten and locked up.. This must be addressed with severs punishment now and I mean now!!!!!!

  48. Joyce Mcguigan permalink
    August 13, 2014 11:54 pm

    That last comment was to say they need beaten and locked up and never let out…How much moore sick uncivilized evil crap can we allow to happen we must put a stop to it immediately…The government is just as sick in the head as the mentally deranged PPP killing and raping women and killing unborn babies b c their girls…My God this is so so horrifying and unthinkable I can’t stand it…First of all every single hand that took an innocent babies life or woman’s will burn in Hell u just wait… An Second u are going to suffer severely on earth until u get to Hell..


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