Is this acceptable?

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Posted: 5 months ago

There are some scenes in Anurag Kashyap's  movie Black Friday that show police brutality without romanticizing it, like it commonly happens in Bollywood films where protagonists are police officers.

While it's understandable that 1993 bomb blast was the biggest case faced by Indian police since India became an independent country, and the convicts deserved no sympathy. The police had a lot of pressure to catch the culprits, which made them go brutal even on the suspects, even if they were innocent.

But there was one really questionable torture method used by Mumbai police to take out confession from the terrorists. That was by sexually assaulting and beating their mothers, sisters, wives, daughters and any other female member of their family. The police knows that there is no fault of the women in all this, but they are still harassing and beating them brutally, because their logic is that these terrorists can't accept humiliation of their female family members in front of them.

These are some questionable scenes shown in the movie where police is beating the wife of the brother of a terrorist to bring out his confession :

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_oGn9Cq6gY&t=1h27m

Another scene where police is sexually harassing the wife and daughter of a suspect :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHoJRyAuaxY&t=3m58s

This is something which happened in real according to Anurag Kashyap. This isn't just fiction. So if this happened in real and this isn't just fiction, then is this acceptable?

Is it acceptable for police to sexually assault and beat wives and daughters of terrorists to bring out confession from them?

Edited by Harley_Quinn - 5 months ago
Posted: 5 months ago

Nope.. Sexual assault is not acceptable. Even if the terrorist is a woman..  Sexually Harassing female family members is even worse. Can't be condoned under any circumstances. 

Police is known to rape, victims of sexual assault too.. Such practices may not be above them.. The depiction may or may not be true.. But is deffo not improbable. 

Posted: 5 months ago

No, it isn’t.


Disclaimer: Haven’t seen the movie.

Posted: 5 months ago

I don't know whether you know it or not but recently two men were tortured and harrassed sexually and left to die in the police station. It happened in Tamil Nadu (Thoothukudi) only because they didn't close their Shop on time, they were actually few minutes late, govt has put up a restriction on shop and their timings! It was too Cruel, I couldn't even write it. So yes these kind of exist and no proper action is taken on time!

Posted: 5 months ago

Originally posted by ShaliniTv


I don't know whether you know it or not but recently two men were tortured and harrassed sexually and left to die in the police station. It happened in Tamil Nadu (Thoothukudi) only because they didn't close their Shop on time, they were actually few minutes late, govt has put up a restriction on shop and their timings! It was too Cruel, I couldn't even write it. So yes these kind of exist and no proper action is taken on time!


That ‘s horrendous... Were the police officers punished or not?

Posted: 5 months ago

Lockdown and it’s rules and restrictions are driving everyone crazy and Indian police is insane as it is although they do work under difficult circumstances 


Looks like we hear more brutality incidents from TN police or is it an unfair accusation?

Edited by BettyA1 - 5 months ago
Posted: 5 months ago

Originally posted by BettyA1



That ‘s horrendous... Were the police officers punished or not?

One of the policeman involved died within weeks of the incident. Don't know about the rest. 

Posted: 5 months ago

Originally posted by BettyA1


Lockdown and it’s rules and restrictions are driving everyone crazy and Indian police is insane as it is although they do work under difficult circumstances 


Looks like we hear more brutality incidents from TN police or is it an unfair accusation?

I am not from TN but I think TN might not be alone in getting the dubious distinction.. It is prevalent elsewhere too.. Activism is high in TN, hence such events are brought to light quickly. 

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