In what can be termed as a horrific incident, five men raped a woman and decided to video shoot it. Before you know it, the video started circulating across WhatsApp, and when activist Sunitha Krishan got hint of this atrocity she decided to take action. She has started the #ShameTheRapistCampagn on Twitter and Facebook, and has uploaded the censored footage of the incident on YouTube urging people to identify these men in order to bring the girl justice. Also Read - WhatsApp is soon to change the way your data is backed up: What it means?
Krishnan is asking people to retweet and share her post on social media, and help in identifying these men. She asked anyone who knew these men or had any related information, to contact her on her email ID firstname.lastname@example.org. She also welcomed users to get in touch with her on Facebook and Twitter. Also Read - WhatsApp introduces 'Papa Mere Papa' stickers to celebrate Father's Day: How to download, send?
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— sunitha krishnan (@sunita_krishnan) February 5, 2015
Within hours after the news broke out, the hashtag #ShameTheRapistCampiagn was trending in Mumbai and Bangalore. The two videos she uploaded on her channel have been removed from YouTube. Users have taken to Twitter to pledge their support to the campaign. Twitteratis have already begun tagging politicians asking them to intervene in the matter.
— अमित दीक्षित (@amit_dixit) February 6, 2015
— abhishekjeet (@abhishekjeet) February 6, 2015
— sdhaga (@sdhaga) February 6, 2015
— renuka bhati (@RenukaBhati) February 6, 2015
The news was first broken by NDTV, and the report states that the activist hopes to meet Maneka Gandhi, Union Minister for Women and Child Welfare, as well as top officials in the Union Home Ministry to seek their intervention in locating and punishing the rapists. Krishnan heads a Hyderabad-based NGO called Prajwala which helps women and children who are victims of trafficking.