Don’t Ban Documentary Depicting Landmark Case of Gang Rape


Target: India Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Goal: Don’t ban documentary film that sheds light on infamous gang rape.

India has recently banned the television airing of the film India’s Daughter due to concerns over how filmmakers were able to interview men convicted of rape and murder. The film depicts the events of the infamous 2012 gang rape in New Delhi, India. Strong controversy surrounds the filmmaker’s access to interview the men involved, and many fear it allows criminals a platform to air their derogatory views. Despite this, the film is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate how far India has come and how much still needs to be done. Urge India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to overturn the ban of India’s Daughter and allow the public to view the truth.

Film is often the best medium through which to dissect acts of horrific violence. It can serve as a great tool to demonstrate societal progress, all the while vowing to not forget the past. Rather than denying the disgusting views toward women in many countries, India’s Daughter sheds light on the truth. The film shows the world’s strong reaction to the events and their determination to find justice for the victim.

Following a tragic death, India was able to come together and push forward for women everywhere. Only when we learn to accept and confront the sad truth can we begin to change society for the better. Please sign this petition to urge Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow India’s Daughter to be shown on television.


Dear Prime Minister Modi,

Airing India’s Daughter on televisions in India is a great opportunity to acknowledge the horrific events of the 2012 gang rape. The entire world was deeply impacted by the actions of several young men that led to the death of a young woman. India will not soon forget the effects of that day. I urge you to overturn the decision to ban India’s Daughter, and allow India to view this important film.

Film is often one of the most important tools for society to reflect and acknowledge the effects of groundbreaking events on society. This kind of self-reflection has proven most successful in ensuring history does not repeat itself, and bringing people together with a common goal of bettering society.

India, as well as much of the world, was deeply horrified by the aforementioned events. Though the criminals involved do not deserve to have their opinions broadcast, it is extremely important to understand there are still many men that hold these disgusting values. Please allow India’s Daughter to be shown on India television and ensure society understands the importance of acknowledging the past to help create a better future.


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Photo Credit: Jim Ankan Deka via Wikimedia Commons

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