|don't you just walk away when they say things?...remember that.|
After recent rapes, eve teasing, some incidents of racial teasing(not sure what else to call it) have brought back the discussion on "what would you do if.." you are witnessing a crime like this. And now there are YouTube videos faking scenes in which a girl is getting raped in a closed van with tinted windows which is just recorded voices, a north easterner being called "chinki", "chini" and gauging the response of the passers-by. As expected very few actually stand up to the criminals and the video tells us in bold letters "Indians are cowards" or at least that's the implicit conclusion. One of the film makers also enlightens us that "people are scared of getting in trouble with the police" which is the main reason for no one standing up to help their fellow men.
Try putting yourself in one such scenario and see if the "fear of the police" is the only thing keeping you from standing up to criminals. There are some more fears at work here - the fear of a broken jaw or of get your guts ripped out. And these seems lost to these "social experiments". There is this huge context-dropping as Ayn Rand would probably put it at play in these short films.
Take the scene of a north easterner being bullied by a man. They want you to believe that it's going to be a nice dude in jeans and glasses softly defending and even trying to convince you (in english) of his right to call someone "chinki". The Nido incident in Delhi, it were four or more men at a pan stall who beat him with