Huge row over Nirbhaya's rapists interview
Damini Dawar | 04 Mar 2015

The interview over one of the rapist's of Nirbhaya by BBC is now into a huge controversy, as the Government has taken the matter seriously and has sought an explanation from Tihar Jail authorities who allowed the interview.


 Delhi Police has also registered a case under section 509 and 504 of the Indian Penal Code. The Delhi Police chief BS Bassi has urged the Media not to show the content of the interview. The police is also moving to the chief metropolitan magistrate's court today to seek restrain from airing of the show.


The channel has reportedly got the permission to interview the rapist in 2013. British filmmaker Leslee Udwin and the BBC were given permission to interview the rapist Mukesh Singh, on the condition that the documentary would be vetted by the jail authorities will approve it to be screened outside.


The BBC has agreed to the conditions, but then it did not get the video footage approved by the jail authorities. The jail authorities have sent a legal notice to the BBC in November 2014 for this. But the BBC did not reply on the notice. Now, the Tihar Jail authorities are drafting another notice to be sent to BBC.


The parents of Nirbhaya have reacted sharply over this row. They said that the remarks made by the rapist in the interview were shameful and demanded to hang him.


Home Minister rajnath Singh also took up the matter very seriously and spoke to Tihar Jail director general Alok Kumar Verma and asked for a detailed report over this issue.


In the interview, Mukesh, who was awarded death sentence for the brutal rape and murder of the 23-year-old Nirbhaya he said, "A girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy." he also said, "When being raped, she shouldn't fight back. She should just be silent and allow the rape. Then they'd have dropped her off after 'doing her', and only hit the boy," as reported by Times of India.