The ‘Boys locker room’ controversy has taken the country by storm. Leaked screenshots of a private Instagram chat group comprising teenage school students from Delhi has shocked people to the core. Many of the boys in the group were allegedly seen sharing photos of underage girls, objectifying them, and planning gang rapes. Richa Chadha and Swara Bhasker expressed shock and concern over the mindset of certain teenage boys in Delhi.
How dangerous! This will explode in our faces in the next five years sadly: Richa Chadha
Swara Bhasker expressed: “Telling tale of how toxic masculinity starts young! Underage boys gleefully planning how to rape & gang rape minor girls. Parents & teachers must address this with those Kids.. Not enough to ”hang rapists”.. We must attack the mentality that creates rapists!” Richa tweeted, “This a multi-faceted problem. Because everyone is still squeamish about sex education in our populous/moralistic country, teenagers are confusing porn for sex education! And now data is free. How dangerous! This will explode in our faces in the next five years sadly, I reckon.”
The Cyber Cell of Delhi Police has detained a 15-year-old student of a prominent school in South Delhi
Instagram on Tuesday said it has removed the objectionable content featuring minor girls on its platform, amid the outrage over the content. In a statement, the photo-sharing platform also asserted that it takes such issues very seriously and accords top priority to ensure that its users can express themselves in a “safe and respectful way”. Information about the group came to light after a girl shared screenshots of its activities, following which the group started being called out on social media. Meanwhile, the Cyber Cell of Delhi Police has detained a 15-year-old student of a prominent school in South Delhi in connection with the Instagram chat group where rapes were glorified and photos of underage girls were being shared and objectified.