‘Rape is not only India’s problem, it’s a global issue

  • Anupreet Kaur, None
  • Updated: Mar 20, 2015 14:18 IST

The BBC documentary on the heinous gang rape in India’s capital caused much outrage in the country in the recent weeks, with some protesting the documentary while the other protesting the ban on the film.

While various people expressed their anger against the country’s ban on the film by sharing the video on social media sites, many Indians accused the British channel of attempting to tarnish the country's image.

In response to Leslee Udwin’s documentary India’s Daughter, Delhi-based businessman Harvinder Singh uploaded a documentary titled United Kingdom’s Daughter on March 9 on social-networking website YouTube. The 28-minute video, which has already received over 2,60,000 views, highlights the rape scenario in UK and contains excerpts from BBC videos related to discussions on the crime in the sovereign state.

When asked as to what made him come up with such a documentary, Singh shares, “Rape is not only India’s problem, it is a global issue. The documentary has tried to malign the image of the country at an international level. However, my video wasn’t made with the idea to seek revenge from the channel or the documentary’s director, Leslee Udwin, for that matter.”

“It’s just a riposte that the culprit’s mentality depicted in the video is not the nation’s mentality,” he added.

Talking about what made the 60-year-old focus on UK alone, Singh said, “I have travelled the world many times. It was during this course, I got to know that rape was a severe problem here.”

He further explained that his main purpose behind including the matter from BBC videos was to prove his stance. “Nobody would have believed me if I would not have sourced some videos from a reliable medium,” said Singh, who made the entire documentary in just two hours. The facts shown in the video have been taken from the website of home department of UK.

United Kingdom’s Daughter has received more than 1,000 comments on YouTube.

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