An Indian photographer fired up a controversy over a photo shoot depicting a woman being gang raped in a bus.
As soon as one hears the word ‘rape’, one is forced to imagine the trauma of the woman who faces it. The imagination itself is so frightening, no wonder how terrifying would the act be.
Raj Sheyte, an Indian photographer has made an attempt to make us witness a sexual assault while promoting some well designed outfits.
His fashion photo-shoot has created a lot of controversy since it is said to be based on a recent gang rape of a 23 year old physiotherapy student in Delhi (India) in 2012. He uploaded photographs showcasing a sexual assault that according to him depicts ‘plight of women’ in India. Do we realise that a single rape scares a million girls around, disturbs a thousand mothers, breaks a lot more fathers and alarms some hundreds of brothers? The latest statistics of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) shows that every day 93 women are being raped in the country. The number of rapes has almost doubled from 585 in 2012 to 1,441 in 2013 in Delhi. Is a sexual assault nothing more than just a matter of statistics in India? I think people have got so accustomed to its increasing number that they’ve accepted it as just another ‘social issue’. What stuns many of us is the triviality with which such sensitive issue has been undertaken.