“About 250 Girls from City are Gang Raped Each Night’ – Abishek Clifford, CEO of Rescue
Mangaluru : Addressing the media persons eloquently in Kannada language during a press meet held at Mangalore Press Club, Bristish born Abishek Clifford, the CEO of RESCUE said, “Rescue is an NGO which conducts moral awareness programs in more than 200 colleges each year to about half a lakh students teaching against violent pornography, youth abortions, human trafficking, aids, irresponsible sexual behaviour and rape”. It is learnt that Clifford having done this survey was a statistics and ethics lecturer in London. Rescue has done moral awareness programs in 50 colleges in Mangaluru to 21,000 students in the last few months.
Following is the survey details that was furnished by Abishek Clifford, along with Vijithra-Executive member of Rescue, during the press meet to the media personnel :
The survey was carried out in 25 colleges in Mangaluru City to 470 students. Clusters of 1 class per college with a quota of 20 students per class were asked questions indirectly about their friends. EG: “What percentage of guys your age watch rape videos?” “How much porn do they watch each week?” Target age was 16-21.
Results : 68% of degree boy students watch 7 hours per week starting on average in year 10 and 28% of degree girls in Mangaluru City watching an average of 3 hours per week, 38% of the boys watch violent porn including on average 11 rapes per week! 1,900 new students start watching rape each year and during their PUC/HSS and Degree time they will have seen 2,900 rapes! 15,000*1 Rapes Are Viewed by this age group Every Day In Mangaluru City!
Does porn inspire rape and illicit activities? The Students certainly believe it does:
78% said that porn is progressive and addictive. 87% said porn leads to sexual activities and according to the students 32% are sleeping with their girl friend boy friend.
– Youth Pregnancies increasing: according to our survey each year 1,000 girls this age in the City get pregnant + have an abortion.
– 82% said that watching rape gives the desire to actually rape someone. Even if only 10% act on this desire would mean that we are training up 160 new rapists a year in Mangaluru City
We do not allow the advertising of cigarettes on TV so why do we allow the advertising of rape and child molestation on the internet?
Maths*1 for 15,000 rapes per day: Mangaluru population 540,000 * 1.9% of pop in each year (2011 census) /2 (only boys) * 38 % boys watch rape * average 1.6 rapes per day watched * 5 years 16-21 age group
Recommendation: Block Any Web Site That Hosts Teen Porn / Rape Porn
Internet freedom promoters state their rights to watch porn in private, but the internet is not private, can be accessed by all, inc children 24/7. Those who do not want blocks on the net, do they also want no blocks on what can be shown in schools? Should Sunny Leonne be allowed to stirp in the school assemblies? This is what is viewed through their mobile phones. Do they want strip clubs in high streets? This is a double standard. We police the roads, business, films and must also police the internet. Why do we want to move away from civilized life and return to lawlessness in one area?
Rescue is doing a national survey. They have finished 4 states in south India and will be doing selected northen states and then will file PIL to request Gov to block all foreign web sites from Indian Net which host rape videos and molestation of minors. The 4 days national outcry last August showed that Gov of India has technology to easily block selected web sites.
Teen porn and Human Trafficking: About 250 girls from Mangaluru City are gang raped every night!
These are the young girls trafficked from this coastal city who in brothels are used (raped) by multiple guys each night. Human trafficking fuelled by youth porn is far worse a problem compared to the recorded much publicized rape epidemic. Calculated using interpolation of 4 recent national surveys on human trafficking of minors for sexual exploitation:
60 NCRB National Crime Records Bureau for 2014 approximately 21,000 (children under 12 and girls under 30 were abducted without specified) /12,907 lakh (pop India) *5 Lakhs
(pop Mangaluru City)=9 pa *7 yrs
110 NHRC 11,000 national human rights commission /550 lakhs population Karnataka*5.4 lakhs population Mangaluru city
230 BBA report 23,000 (Bachpan Bachao Andolan) /550*5.4
600 CBI13,00,000 pa India (CBI total trafficked children present in India) interpolation /12,907 lakh (pop India) *5.4 Lakhs (pop Mangaluru City )
So average 250 teenage girls from Mangaluru trafficked in last 6,7 years into brothels
What has led to this exponential increase in rape of children in brothels? Our survey suggests the answer:
50% boys watch ‘teen’ porn. 70% of the web sites they watch have teen (child) porn. 13,000 demanding teen porn => more girls are abducted to make this type of youth porn => human trafficking increase.
75% said that it inspires the use of prostitutes. 37% of these degree students go to prostitutes- 9,400 boys demanding and paying for young prostitutes (in Mangaluru) more Human Trafficking! Supply meets demand.
Further Recommendations :
Include Cyber Ethics in the syllabus: College students should be warned of the dangers of watching porn. Before our cyber ethics programs 18% of the girls said that porn is harmless and pre-marital sex with abortion is ok. After our programs only 5% still thought this, that is a 72% reduction of promiscuous attitudes through just one program!
Parental software freely available on the net will stop all porn sites, all porn popups and adds and all porn on You Tube (e.g. K9 free software). A letter should be sent to all high school children’s parents explaining how to use such apps on their children’s digital devices.
These Disturbing statistics are given to authorities including the police and those in education and demand serious debate and action. Unchecked, the consequences on Indian families, children and society will be devastating.
For more details you can contact :
Rescue NGO , 108, 7th Main, 1st stage Brindavan extension, Mysore 570020 www.rescue108.com Facebook Rescue 108 Phone English Abishek 8884146203, Kannada Vijithra 8550877781