New Delhi: A day after the Nirbhaya documentary ‘India’s Daughter’ caused a ruckus in the Parliament, urging the government to ban the telecast in India, Nirbhaya’s father said that the ‘documentary holds a mirror to the society.’
Speaking to NDTV, Nirbhaya’s father said that ‘banning the documentary will only encourage people more to see it.’
“Everyone should watch the film. If a man can speak like that in jail, imagine what he would say if he was walking free,” said the father of the young woman who was brutally gang-raped, tortured and killed by six men, including a 17-year-old, on a moving bus.
The woman came to be known as “Nirbhaya” or fearless, and became a symbol for India’s fight to check crimes against women.
“The documentary exposes what is happening. If the country has taken a decision, we have to accept it,” he told the news channel.
Despite the opposition from the Indian government BBC Four aired the documentary early on Thursday morning.
The documentary is based on the 2012 Delhi gangrape which shook the nation. It includes interviews of Nirbhaya’s parents, doctors, lawyers and one of the accused Mukesh Singh. The filmmaker Leslee Udwin too appealed to the Indian government that banning the documentary was not right.