Thursday, March 5, 2015

Indian gov't tries to BAN documentary (video)

The government of India served a legal notice to the BBC and asked YouTube to remove the Delhi rape documentary "India's Daughter." It makes India, we mean, women look bad. We just don't want them, the ladies, the weaker sex, to look bad).

Home Ministry sources said the notice, sent by the top officer at Tihar Jail, alleges that the BBC aired the film without necessary clearances from the Delhi prison, where filmmaker Leslee Udwin conducted an interview of Mukesh Singh, a man on death row in the 2012 Delhi gang rape case.

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The notice, said sources, alleges that the interview has been used for commercial purposes and depicts women poorly, and so violates conditions imposed when the interview was allowed. "Our next course of action will depend on the BBC response," a senior Home Ministry official told NDTV.

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"We had asked to not release the documentary, but BBC still released it," Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday morning. Sources said the Home Ministry had on Wednesday afternoon sent a copy of a court order prohibiting the telecast of the documentary to BBC. The British broadcaster aired the documentary hours later [days earlier than planned, which would have been on International Women's Day].
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It said in a statement that it had brought forward the telecast from Sunday given the "intense level of interest." Video links to the film, easily accessed in India, proliferated soon after. Google's video sharing site YouTube was asked by the Indian government to take them down.

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"As and when the police tell us of other sites who are carrying it, we are directing them to remove these," said a government official. Google said in a statement, "While we believe that access to information is the foundation of a free society, and that services like YouTube help people express themselves and share different points of view, we continue to remove content that is illegal or violates our community guidelines, once notified."

There has been huge debate in India over the ban on the documentary in which Mukesh Singh -- one of the six men who brutally gang-raped and killed a 23-year-old paramedical student in a moving bus in December, 2012 -- is shown blaming the victim with a complete lack of remorse.

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The BBC has told the Indian government, "The remarks of the perpetrator are set among a number of other views, including those of the parents, ex-or present members of the judiciary, witnesses, and personal testimonies. The purpose of including the interview with the perpetrator was to gain an insight into the mind-set of a rapist with a view to understanding the wider problem of rape and not just in India."
One day they won't let us rape in the US either
It also said, "We do not feel the film as currently edited could ever be construed as derogatory to women or an affront to their dignity. Indeed, it highlights the challenges women in India face today," it said, and added, "It should be noted, although the BBC is happy to take your views into consideration, we are not planning to transmit the film in any territory which lies under Indian legal jurisdiction.

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On Wednesday, Rajnath Singh made a statement in Parliament saying the government had got a restraining order against the screening of the film in India. He also said, "When I heard about the documentary I was hurt. Under no circumstances should this be telecast. So we got a restraining order from the court," Mr. Singh said.

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When gay guards rape prisoners

Over four decades after the infamous Attica prison uprising, Democracy Now! looks at the savage conditions inside the New York facility where three guards nearly beat a prisoner to death in 2011. The guards were charged for the attack, but just before the trial was to begin, they all have pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and will not serve jail time.

This marks the first time a prison guard in New York has been criminally charged with a nonsexual assault of a prisoner [guards have been charged with homosexually and otherwise violating those in their care], and it’s also the first time in state history a guard has pleaded guilty to committing an unauthorized violent act against a prisoner while on duty.

Pt. 2: Close brutal Attica with criminal guards
More than 2,200 men are walled inside Attica, and reports of guards using [unwarranted] force [in addition to the all of the force they are authorized and allowed to exert] against them are up 25 percent in the last four years. The maximum security prison has few security cameras, and prosecutors in the case say this has let guards and prisoners get away with violence. Critics have called for the prison’s closure.

DN! speaks to reporter Tom Robbins of The Marshall Project, whose investigation of the guards’ case was published in collaboration with The New York Times, and former Attica prisoner Antonio Yarbough, who served 20 years for a triple murder but was exonerated [found to not have committed the crime] last year. More

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