A satirical video titled "It's Your Fault" featuring actress Kalki Koechlin and VJ Juhi Pandey has gone viral on social networking sites. The video, which blames rape victims, has got around 1, 25,000 hits in less than 48 hours of its release.
A group of four standup comedians, called "AIB", has made a satirical video under the campaign "It's Your Fault", in the wake of several cases of sexual assault and violence against women in India.
The four people who have come up with the video are Tanmay Bhat, Gursimran Khamba, Rohan Joshi and Ashish Shakya. The group on YouTube said, "Every sexual assault case in India inspires a string of stupid and hateful remarks against women. This is our response to those remarks."
The video starts with Kalki Koechlin who says "Ladies, do you think rape is something men do out of a desire for control empowered by years of patriarchy. You clearly been mislead by the notion that women are people too, because let's face it ladies. Rape, It's your Fault."
The three-minute, 36-second footage showcases popular topics such as the provocative clothes women wear that triggers sexual assault, marital rape or late night parties, going out with boys and others.
They also mock comments made by politicians, spiritual leaders and media personalities, and even about 'chowmein', which a well-known personality claimed leads to hormonal imbalance.
Rohan Joshi, one of the four stand-up comedians spoke to Buzzfeed about how the video is about bringing a positive change to the issue. "We want to contribute positively to the conversation about the subject. We hope it makes some people feel like idiots, and we also hope it tells women that we're not all idiots; a lot of us are on your side, and will always be vocal about it," he explained.
Check out the satirical video below: