I remember feeling sick to my stomach when I heard about Nirbhaya’s rape two years ago. Her trauma, her fight to live, her death 13 days later — shook us to the core, and saw an outpouring of public mobilisation on women’s rights the likes of which India had never seen before.
The current ban on the film says it will create “the possibility of public outcry and a law and order situation” — but that’s the government’s excuse to not face up to the reality of rape in India. Let’s demand a guarantee that the film will be aired as soon as the Delhi-rape convicts’ legal appeal ends.
India’s decision to ban the film has already received widespread international attention. If 50,000 of us call on Indian authorities to issue a guarantee, our voices will be too loud to ignore. Join this urgent campaign and tell everyone.