Does it arouse you to watch someone getting raped, India?

Published: November 3, 2016

The men who have taken these videos and made it into a profitable business are promoting a sick culture and mentality that is inexcusable. PHOTO: REUTERS

Real videos of rape are being sold in Uttar Pradesh, India. For Rs20 to Rs300. No, this is not a joke. Really think about that for a second. The person you know or heard of, that girl? Who got raped? Yes, the video is of her being raped. Again. And again and again. By not one, not two but four people. Four people who take turns holding the shoddy camera phone with which they are recording their victim being torn apart – physically and mentally.

They are clawing at her clothes, biting parts of skin that can be seen. Biting hard, until the skin finally gives way and rips with drops of blood sliding down her skin. They yank her hair, stuff their filthy hands into her mouth so she stops making a sound and then they repeatedly violate her shaking body. Until she has one breath left inside her. But before they leave her there, naked and vulnerable, they show her the video while she lies there lifeless, tears full of dirt falling down her bruised cheeks. Then they threaten to distribute the video to the masses if she talks about what happened to her. They tell her they will bring shame to her family and then they will kill her.

And they leave. Only to sell the evidence of their despicable acts to the highest bidder.

People buying and watching porn doesn’t surprise me. With easy access to sexually explicit content, people avail anything that would gratify them, fuelling their imagination even more. Some people find themselves creeping to the back sections of DVD stores and availing all kinds of pornographic content to satiate their kinks and sexual frustrations.

While there are many categories of pornography, and rape fantasy is one of them, I never thought people would willingly buy real videos where real women are getting raped.

With all the disgusting kind of fetishes people have that cannot be explained, whether it’s the school girl, or the customer being surprised by a delivery boy, porn stars play different roles to cater to various genres. In many places such content is legal because the fact that it’s bordering on the idea of assertion and submission and physical violence is not a factor for them. But, no one can even begin to justify that actual rape videos are being sold and distributed. These men cannot even be called beasts because even animals have a conscience.

Rs20 to satisfy a fetish? Is that how much the victim’s dignity is worth?

Let’s get this straight: victims are taken, violated, and documented for two reasons. One is for the assailant to assert his authority while they’re physically violating someone, as if it’s a proof of their victory. The second is to stop them from seeking legal action by blackmailing them with it, telling them that they’ll show the video to everyone: guaranteeing their silence and the leeway to be able to violate them again when they’re bored or in need for some release.

Anyone who has even a streak of logic can tell you that only things that there is a market for are invested in and sold; and that realisation is sickening enough as it is. How can anyone digest the fact that one person’s moment of horror, one that, from that day forth, has defined and labelled them for life, is another person’s fantasy?

I am absolutely disgusted. Rapists deserve far worse than death because they’ve ruined a person’s life that has no choice but to keep on living. And when you think that such savages couldn’t stoop any lower, you find out that they sell these videos to such shops to make a quick buck.

And instead of reporting these stores, or handing in these videos to the authorities so that the perpetrators in the videos can stop parading the streets and for once be held accountable for their sick actions, others are enjoying watching the proof of their crime.

Only vermin can be aroused watching the Mukhtaran Mai’s of the world be raped or the Kasur children be subjected to sexual violence.

If one of you is reading this, how does it excite you to watch someone physically violate someone else in a matter of minutes? Do you wish you were the one assaulting, or the one being assaulted? Do you fantasise about being bruised and being left to bleed, or being the one enduring the bruises and the bleeding?

Do your thoughts include innocent children? Did you lure them with candy, or touch them while they are watching an episode of Doraemon? Do you fantasise about his/her small hands, and the way horror flashes across their tiny faces out of sheer helplessness as you hold their mouth shut and have your way with them?

Perhaps not a child – no, that is where you draw the line. The individual in your fantasy is above the legal age. Because that makes a difference; then you have someone to blame, right? She asked for it? She was purposely titillating. That changes the bouts of self-blame, the distrust, the emotional detachment, the PTSD, the thoughts of suicide, the social stigma, the loss of respect, the fear, the vulnerability and the depression that follows after. You were provoked; she made you tear her clothes off. She wanted someone else to document her dignity being stolen from her from start to finish.

Maybe if you’re lucky you can watch them cry as you penetrate them over and over again.

Perhaps it’s gang rape that you fancy. What’s your limit? Three? Four? Seven? Do you fantasise about taking turns while the rest watch her trying to fight each man off? Are you pinning her arms down while the others have their way or do you get excited at the prospect of all of you going at her all at once?

No. The best part is probably thinking about when you’re above her, sneering, and laughing triumphantly, jabbing your body inside her while you snicker about how she wouldn’t dare tell anyone because she’d be ruined after you show everyone what a s*** she really is. You probably climax at the thought of climbing off her and telling her you’ll be back soon for round two and she’d better be ready and inviting.

Does it excite you knowing that these are very real videos, of very real encounters?

Rape is not a kink. It is not a sexual fantasy. It is a violation. And even fantasising about it is reprehensible.

The men that make these videos and circulate them are disgusting. But the men who have taken these videos and made it into a profitable business are promoting a sick culture and mentality that is inexcusable. Every time another rape occurs, their blood is on your hands.

Fatima Nadeem

Fatima Nadeem

The author is a Fine Art graduate from Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture. She is a freelance artist. Apart from a passion for the arts, her hobbies include reading and writing. Instagram: fatimanadeem8

The views expressed by the writer and the reader comments do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of The Express Tribune.

  • little children

    “Does it arouse you to watch someone getting raped, India?”
    the act of few people cannot be blamed to whole Indians…it’s a shameful act but it is not only confined to India but also in Pakistan. How would you feel when the world ask you ” Do you find pleasure in supporting Terrorist ” and Brand your country a terrorist state due to few people’s act ???
    Pakistan and India have many problems to solve. Pakistan itself is facing rape problem, should first mend itself before questioning other countriesRecommend

  • PatelPara

    That are fruits of Bollywood. Recommend

  • Tommy Gunn

    “Does it arouse you to watch someone getting raped, India?”

    Wow, so this author is holding an entire country of 1.2 billion people accountable for the actions of a maybe a few hundred sickos? FYI there are sick psychopaths in every country & society including Pakistan. In Pakistan, the per capita rapes of children is much higher than India and other countries. So should we ask: “Does it satisfy you to rape innocent children, Pakistan?”Recommend

  • vinsin

    Gift of Invaders to Northern India.Recommend

  • greywolf

    typical indian response. india is a hell hole. come to terms with it.Recommend

  • Bairooni Haath

    As long as the participants are consenting adults and they are not breaking any local laws, I think this is a legitimate activity. The woman being raped and the men raping her may all be paid actors. This may not be for all of us but who are we to judge how others should live their lives. I think South Asia needs to come out of this attitude where we criminalize everything and sit on judgement on everyone. Pakistan has become banistan, but it did not stop it from leading the world in porn and alcohol consumption and drug addiction.Recommend

  • Ronit Kumar

    so here you are generalizing entire country in a single category,i dont know the authenticity of the news but i assume it to be true but i does not mean my entire country is like that and FYI your beloved country is ranked 1st in painful and rough porn access even i heard of Pakistani soldier raping a baloch women so these incidents happens in may countries including india also even mms of donald trump with kim kardesian and taylor swift got viral and sold over internet i can conclude only one thing from this blog that Pakistanis have nothing to do rather than dealing with indian stuffs plz grow upRecommend

  • Ronit Kumar

    nailed broRecommend

  • Test Test

    Man, if India is a hell hole, imagine Pakistan! Just because a few criminals do this, it does not mean the whole country is like that.Recommend

  • Test Test

    Really? Thats such a flimsy excuse. Anyone committing rape is a psychopath and is inhuman and should be treated as such. Anyone who does not respect human life and dignity should be treated as such and be hung.Recommend


    Fatima Nadeem: It’s a shame that heinous and barbaric crimes against females are committed in India by animals in the guise of animals. India is not the only country but crimes of this nature are committed all across the globe unfortunately and women are the sufferers sadly. perpetrators of this crime must be severely punished by the law irrespective of who these animals are.

    Your article moves even a stone heart person. Pray that crimes of this nature never happen anywhere.

    The one thing that is covered in your entire article is showing that crimes of this nature happen only in India, why was it that you did not mention that in Pakistan too this type of barbaric and heinous crimes occur. You knew it but intentionally did not mention. Let me refresh you, go through the below links and you will know what I am talking about.

    While in India, its the females that are getting raped but in Pakistan, both genders, females as well as males are being raped barbarically.

    Your reason of writing the article, is not with any sympathy or sorrow for rape victims but to show India in a bad light. Remember, if you point on finger at others, your other three fingers point at you.

    I add here again “”””Pray that crimes of this nature never happen anywhere”””.Recommend

  • wb

    “Would it arouse anyone to watch young boys being raped in Kasur, Pakistan?”

    “”Would it arouse anyone to watch young boys being raped in Kasur, Fatima Nadeem? Does it Fatima Nadeem?”

    “Would it arouse anyone to watch young boys being raped in Peshawar’s bachabazi, Pakistan?

    Does any of the above answer your vitriolic question?Recommend

  • wb

    Actually, no country is worse than Pakistan. You guys rape your young boys, make videos and sell them.

    how many did you make today?Recommend

  • wb

    Rape video is a rape video.Recommend

  • wb

    So your bachabazi is a fruit of Bollywood too?Recommend

  • Indian guy

    “Does it arouse you to sexually abuse children, Pakistan?”
    Obviously, every sane minded person, including most people in India are shocked to know about such activities and people here are trying hard to act against such elements and put an end to them. However, the title of this article is just wow. Nice journalism.Recommend

  • gfdkh
  • Critical

    How can you blame an entire country based on a bunch of perverts??

    Then you people get angry when they call pakistan as a terrorist country because a bunch of terrorist happen to be there

    Did you forget the Kasur child rape scandal where the rape videos were sold in bootlegged VCDs across pakistan??

    Rape is one of the most heinous crimes in the world…something I wouldnt wish not to happen even to my worst of my enemies….

    But you are using rape as a means to become an SJW and write a blog against an entire country to show your internal bias…You are looking at a rape victim not with empathy but as a source to launch a diatribe……

    and whats even more sick is that you are a woman yourself…..

  • 19640909rk .

    what can I say, UP, the great state of India – being ruled by Yadav- Mullah mafia for the last many generations?????Recommend

  • Sankalp Trivedi

    Wow. Sure will, shaggy wolf. Going to set a reminder.Recommend

  • alex mahone

    call spade a spade, MUSLIM invaders.Recommend

  • alex mahone

    saying someone from PakistanRecommend

  • Ramesh Nakhwa

    As if fatima thinks this happens in India. If at all Pakistan is more dirty than India. Here people rape, gauge eyes kill mutilate and what not. In India its no less but still better than Pak.Recommend

  • Sharath Chandra

    Does the author think rape only happens in India and not in Pakistan ?Recommend

  • hp kumar

    This is coming from citizen of a failed state.that too from a pakistani girl who cant even roam alone around her own cityRecommend

  • hp kumar

    Pakistani girls r so backward in comparison to our Indian girls cant even imagine..First of all I would suggest them interact with men openly.They r too shy and less confident.Recommend

  • hp kumar

    Pakistani girls r backward. They dont interact with men.Recommend

  • Rao

    Look who is writing this article the KEITH and KIN of Terrorists
    Look who is writing this article , the person from the world capital of Terrorism/ Pak
    Look who is writing this article from Pak. a land as if no Rapes happen here
    Look who is writing a person from Pak where no minorities are allowed to exist
    Look who is writing a person from Pak where Hindus were approx. 22% of population in 1947 to less than 2% now
    The list is endless….!!
    Pls stop preaching to Indians, most of your fore fathers were Hindus forced to conversions by the invading BarbariansRecommend

  • hp kumar

    Add backward pakistani girl..after all pakistani girls r backward.Recommend

  • Queen

    The same logic can be applied to you as well when your fellow countrymen blame an entire country of more than 180 million people for ‘terrorist attacks’ not even considering the fact that how can “an entire country of 180 million people be held accountable for the actions of a maybe a few hundred sickos?”Recommend

  • hp kumar

    fatima is a backward pakistani girl afterall ..hehe lol.And trust me all muslim girls r backward.They dont have any idea about how to present their point of views on certain critical topic.Recommend

  • MR.X

    as a pakistani muslim..absolutely agree with you..dont worry my friend these feminist need to find anything to bash men..just feminist things.Recommend

  • MR.X

    Agree brrother..from pakistan..the feminist just wanted to write something..Recommend

  • AJ

    A very sensitive topic. An eye opener.
    May God protect us and our children.

    However there is no need to generalize a whole country for that. Unfortunately, these sick people exist in every corner of the world.Recommend

  • wb

    Weak in arithmetic? How’s that even possible? Weak in Al Gebra…weak in trigonometry…I can understand, but how can you be weak in arithmetic?

    According to your own army, at least 6000 terrorists have been killed in Zarb e Azb alone. According to your own government , more than 60,000 people are victims of terrorism in Pakistan.

    And we all know that these are grossly undermined numbers.

    So, where did you get “few hundred sickos?”Recommend

  • who

    You cynically used the victims of rape for your own hate agenda. Shame on you!Recommend

  • Rex Minor

    The author has ignored the fact that Kama Sutra is part of Hindutwa culture and rape (sex without consnt) has never been a onemajor issue in Indian families.. That it has gone viral and young Indian women have ben publicly complaining, every 20 minutes a rape incidence in the country, this has got even the BJP leadership worrying.

    Rex MinorRecommend

  • sterry

    The issue is that India is known as the rape capital of the world due to a negative perception everywhere, especially in Western media. Countless female tourists including old women have been sexually assaulted by Indian men which is why travel advisories tell Western women not to go to India and to be accompanied when outside. When a western CNN reporter was almost raped in public by gangs of aggressive little Indian men, the image was shown all over and it only cemented this negative feeling. Pakistan has its own challenges but rape on the scale of what goes on in India is not one of them. The reason is that the male kith and kin of women would exact revenge and also that Pakistani society deals with such acts in a harsh manner. Unless Indian people confront the reality of women being raped daily all over the country due to a general male sentiment that it is fine, nothing will change. For example BBC news is currently showing a documentary where videos are made of rape victims to prevent them from speaking up after the incident. This has lead to countless suicides. India has to confront the issue of rape of women head on and whether it is an outsider from Pakistan showing this reality or someone from within India, it shouldn’t matter.Recommend

  • Aks

    call about being racist Pakistan..we know Pakistanis enjoy animal porn…Recommend

  • Mike Pilgrim

    Indian apologists for rapists demonstrate the depth of the Brahmin rape culture in IndiaRecommend

  • Shilpa

    While I agree with almost everything that you state in your article, I am curious as to why you titled this article, “Does it arouse you to watch someone getting raped, India?” Are you referring this strictly to Indians and asking Indians whether they get aroused watching rapes? Why? Because of an article in the Indian media that exposed this disgusting phenomenon?

    So let me get this straight. That means, nothing of the sort happens in Pakistan? I’ve read countless articles on the macabre, perverted trend of rape of boys in Pakistan – widely reported in Pakistani media. And it’s not that normal rapes don’t happen in Pakistan too.

    But taking the rape of boys as an example, does it justify me to title an article written on that topic as “Does it arouse you to watch young boys getting raped, Pakistan?” Think about it. What dose that statement purport? Is that a fair representation?

    When you write for a newspaper, think about how to frame a title. Maybe this happened due to a holier-than-thou attitude or an inherent bias towards the “enemy” country that you so chose to frame the title and brand an entire country so. Quite shamefully really that you couldn’t rise above on a topic as important and crucial as this.Recommend

  • hp kumar

    Pakistan is a failed state.Pakistan is a terrorist country.We dont want any lesson from denizens of a failed state who day and night support likes of hafiz saeed and Osama.Recommend

  • hp kumar

    Also forget female western tourist,Do toursits visit this terrorist country?Do let us know.female western tourist visit India thousands in number and goa is popular place them.Your nonsense blabbering has no relevance since facts say otherwise.Recommend

  • Mike Pilgrim

    You seem to know all about this, hardly surprising since Hindus marry animals like dogs and goats. These Hindu practices are reported by news organizations like the BBC.Recommend

  • Mike Pilgrim

    …and Indians cynically use victims of rape for nationwide self gratification in India through Bollywood…Recommend

  • Mike Pilgrim

    Hindus glorify rape with Bollywood movies and “Rape Directors”Recommend

  • Sane

    Again the hatred, irrespective what discussion is about. You Indian trolls shall never mend your ways. You have one point agenda ‘HATE’. Anyways, since you make people indulged in useless and unmindful discussion; what was the score of rape in RAPE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD, that’s capital of India, Delhi?Recommend