The Indian govt has foolishly banned a BBC documentary on the Delhi rape incident, bizarrely claiming that the documentary may create fear and tension, and even incite men to commit rape.
I doubt many Indians will feel proud after watching the ugly realities shown by this documentary.
However, I still feel the documentary does have its shortcomings. It makes no mention of the Sonia govt's decision to send the fragile victim on a strenuous plane trip to Singapore, when AIIMS was right there in Delhi. Nor was there mention of the govt's decision to have her clandestinely cremated in the middle of the night, just to keep protesters away. Police are shown beating up protesters, without any mention of the politicians who were ordering them to do so. Furthermore, the use of dramatic music to embellish certain scenes was an unnecessary artistic manipulation of events whose facts were already horrifyingly lurid enough on their own.
Still, it would be wrong of any Indians to react with nationalist indignation over the re-exposure of a case which should make us all hang our heads in shame.