Prachi Desai: Boys should be locked at home post 9 pm
Prachi Desai believes that education plays an important role in decreasing the crime rate of rape in the country. However, she claims that guys should be locked at home and not girls.
On being asked about her opinion of the current situation in the country and the Delhi rape case which took the entire country by storm, Prachi claimed that boys should change. “Education plays a very important role and upbringing is also an important thing to stop rapes in India,” she said.
“I guess the more restrictions you have we tend to do such things. I am shocked that the rapists were aware that they will be punished for the crime and yet they did it. How can you be so cruel and forget humanity.” She added.
While emphasizing on the education in the country, she said, “I don’t think someone well educated will do something like this. Everybody needs to be educated in the country.”
“The way girls are seen when they go out in India and in abroad, there is lot of difference. I think not girls, but boys should be locked at home after 9 pm till the time the promise to improve as humans,” concluded the actress.
2012 Delhi gang rape and murder
The 2012 Delhi gang rape and murder case involved a rape and fatal assault that occurred on 16 December 2012 in Munirka, a neighbourhood in South Delhi. The incident took place when Jyoti Singh, a 23-year-old female physiotherapy intern, was beaten, gang-raped, and tortured in a private bus in which she was travelling with her male friend. There were six others in the bus, including the driver, all of whom raped the woman and beat her friend. Eleven days after the assault she was transferred to a hospital in Singapore for emergency treatment but died two days later. The incident generated widespread national and international coverage and was widely condemned, both in India and abroad. Subsequently, public protests against the state and central governments for failing to provide adequate security for women took place in New Delhi, where thousands of protesters clashed with security forces. Similar protests took place in major cities throughout the country. Since Indian law does not allow the press to publish a rape victim’s name, the victim was widely known as Nirbhaya, meaning “fearless”, and her struggle and death became a symbol of women’s resistance to rape around the world.
TNN | Feb 12, 2013