What does the conviction of Peepli Live filmmaker Mahmood Farooqui in a rape case convey?
The conviction of filmmaker Mahmood Farooqui involved in raping an American researcher has led to a furore. The unfortunate incident has confirmed that rape in India is not class related ideology. It is one of the prominent cases where a prominent personality has been convicted and punished for a heinous crime.
Well-known Bollywood filmmaker Mahmood Farooqui who had co-directed the famous satire Peepli Live in 2010, has been convicted of raping an American researcher. On Saturday, a New Delhi trial court found Farooqui, guilty of raping the 35-year-old woman in the nation’s first conviction for sex rape. Farooqui will have to serve the jail term of seven years.
According to a report in CNN, India has been taking a closer look at its rape laws after the notorious gang rape and murder of a 23-year old woman on a bus in 2012 as it circled through the streets of New Delhi. A legal amendment was added in 2013 that included forced oral sex as rape in criminal law.