On a song: Mumbai girls' rap against rape gets them praise, flak

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 18, 2015 14:37 IST

Two women from Mumbai -- Uppekha Jain and Pankhuri Awasthi -- have posted a video of themselves on YouTube, labelling it 'Bombbaebs' #Rap Against Rape', where they talk about the issues that women face in India.

Published on Monday, the video has become the talk on social media and has already been viewed over 1,18,682 times in about two days.

The two women want the society to "find new definitions for honour, dignity, respect and masculinity" instead of simply tweeting and plead for it to take action.

In the rap, the duo describes themselves like this: "We're not rappers - no. We're just a couple of girls tryin' to open your eyes."

You would think that this video may actually be kind of an 'eye opener', but here are comments posted below the video, that indicate it's far from that.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2015/3/Negative1.jpg http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2015/3/Negative2.jpg A few others were cynical of their efforts to combat rape and raise awareness:

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However, the duo and the video received many kudos for raising one of the most pertinent issues that haunts our society. A lot of people jumped to their defence:

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