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A report from Assam, India:
Men in India are already beginning to celebrate as the annual Assam Rape Festival is just days away. Every non-married girl age 7-16 will have the chance to flee to safety or get raped.
Madhuban Ahluwalia who heads up the annual festival told reporters why the event is so important. "This is a long time tradition in Assam dating back thousands of years," says Ahluwalia. "We rape the evil demons out of the girls, otherwise they will cheat on us and we will be forced to kill them. So it is necessary for everyone."
The Assam Festival began in 43 BC when Baalkrishan Tamil Nadu raped everyone in his village of Doomdooma. Baalkrishan Tamil Nadu is remembered every year at this event, in fact the trophy given to the man with the most rapes is called "The Baalkrishan".
24-year-old Harikrishna Majumdar told reporters that he has been training all year for this event. "I’m going to get the most rapes this year. I’ve been practicing all year. I rape my sister and her friends every day. I will be rape superstar number one! I will get the Baalkrishan prize this year for sure!"
12-year-old Jaitashri Majumdar told reporters she almost made it through last year’s festival without getting raped. "I came so close to not getting raped. I almost got to the ‘rape-free-zone’ at the edge of town, but at the last minute 9 men jumped on me and raped me. Luckily I am just recovering now so I can participate in this year’s events, otherwise I would be put to death by stoning."
If you have not already figured it out, this "news report" is fake, a parody attacking what some see as a "rape culture" in India.
After the news was published and distributed online as if it were true, some in India were not amused. Said Bharat Narah, the press adviser to Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi:
"The Assam Rape Festival is not humorous. It is distasteful, unethical, abominable, despicable and must be abhorred by all sections of society."
Seems that Mr. Harah is attacking the messenger. Here’s something he might have said:
"The Assam Rape Festival is satire. It is distasteful because rape is despicable and must be abhorred by all sections of society."
– Website article on ‘Assam Rape Festival’ sparks protests in the state, NDTV>>
– The Assam Rape Festival In India Begins This Week, National Report>>