Hidden Inside Intoxicating Beats, Liger Song Aafat Lyrics Trivialise The Horror Of Rape

This is how these songs and movies become popular; this music is corrupting the youth. Where are the ministers now, or the certifying jury who passes films or gives the green signal to songs? 

A newsflash this morning… A 16 year old gang raped and killed by her cousins; her grandmother intervened and got raped. 

We still live in a country where ‘getting raped’ is judged by the length of the clothes we wear. I am sure in the above news when you hear this you must have had an image of a girl in shorts and a grandmother in a suit or saree. You may also have imagined both in short clothes which is nearly impossible coz still we women are supposed to dress our age.

I scream and want an answer. Are our daughters, sisters, mothers, and even grandmothers safe? The answer is NO.

And what we do as good citizens? We tell our kids to “do good things” and then dance with them on the songs that normalise RAPE. Yes, we do.

Our popular songs regularly normalise rape

Last night there was someone driving beside me, in full volume. The song was Aafat, from the new film Liger.

Everyone keeps talking of boycotting this and that – please go and listen to the song first and then decide and instead of boycotting the good changes let’s boycott such songs!

Let’s make this #hashtag viral #BoycottAafat. This song clearly shows that rape is normalised. At first, we get enervated by the lyrics but, in order to make the remix, Bollywood has used sound effects of ‘rape scenes’ from old movies. 

“Chod do”-“Bhagwan ke le Jane do”.

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What is this bullshit?! This is cleverly hidden behind the amazing beats that are very enjoyable, and these disturbing sounds have been put in as “sound mixing’! This is how these songs and movies become popular; this music is corrupting the youth. Where are the ministers now, or the certifying jury who passes films or gives the green signal to songs? 

All those who just support and find reasons behind the rape, or think that ‘provocative clothes or nature of women’ results in rape, think of this cancer in our society. Ban such songs and work on law amendments where such cases don’t happen. Otherwise we could have many Daminis and Nirbhayas, not all of who come into the light where people will make a chain and don’t give up until they get justice. Usually, we see and read such news and we forget it, every single day. Many just die in dingy dark corners. 

We indeed do not need such songs; we need more stringent laws, and no loopholes for rapists to be released. Do it for the sake of the nation. This is my plea to the lawmakers.

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A passionate scribbler and wishful bread earner. A working professional in an embassy and a freelancer French language trainer. A voracious reader and loves to connect readers and writers. Author of Ibiza by Geetika Kaura ( read more...

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