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Mumbai: 1,200 ‘influencers’ to gather on Delhi gangrape anniversary

india Updated: Dec 09, 2014 22:21 IST
Pankti Mehta
Pankti Mehta
Hindustan Times
Crimes against women

To facilitate a coordinated response to crimes against women, a filmmaker has organised a gathering of 1,200 decision-makers, including representatives from the police force, business community, academia, NGOs and general public, on December 16. The date marks the second anniversary of the Delhi gangrape, where a 23-year-old paramedic student was brutally violated.

At the event, filmmaker and former journalist Vibha Bakshi will screen Daughters of Mother India, a documentary about rape and molestation crimes in India. “Two years later, women still feel as insecure as they did then — that an Uber cab driver raped a woman shows that we need to keep the discussion going, and re-assess our measures of safety,” said Bakshi.

The documentary addresses the role of the police, judiciary, issues of victim-shaming, among others through various rape cases.

Close to 300 people from the police force will attend the screening on December 16, which will take place at the NCPA, Nariman Point.

“We want the force to watch this film so that they are reminded of the humane side of these stories, and so they are motivated to deal with such crimes efficiently and sensitively,” said Dhananjay Kulkarni, deputy commissioner of police (detection) crime branch.