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'Assam Rape Festival' Story is Satire, Not Fact

By November 7, 2013

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National Report is a satirical (fake news) website

A satirical article claiming a non-existent event called the "Assam Rape Festival" is about to begin in India is being widely shared via social media, in some cases by people who seemingly have no clue that the story is fictitious.

The article, written by Paul Horner, was originally published on NationalReport.net, a "humor" website better known for pushing the boundaries of good taste than making its readers laugh.

From National Report's disclaimer page: "National Report is a news and political satire web publication, which may or may not use real names, often in semi-real or mostly fictitious ways. All news articles contained within National Report are fiction, and presumably fake news. Any resemblance to the truth is purely coincidental." Amen.

Updates:
Hindustan Times: Assam Fumes at American Website's "Rape Festival" Spoof
Firstpost: U.S. Website Takes Satire Too Far, Makes Up "Assam Rape Festival"
WSJ India: "Rape Festival" Satire Not Clever, Says Charity
Times of India: "Assam Rape Fest" Story in US Media Triggers Row
Times of India: CID Registers Case Against US Portal for Defamatory Article

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Comments

November 7, 2013 at 6:23 am
(1) Paromita Sharma says:

Hello,
Thank you for letting non-Indians know that the rape festival news is a fake. I suspect some fake NGOs based in India are involved in this, trying to raise fund for Indian women by providin fake news. http://www.giveindia.org/t-help-women-india.aspx
There ads are appearing just bellow the news on each links:
http://nationalreport.net/assam-rape-festival-india-begins-week/
http://superofficialnews.com/the-punjab-rape-festival-in-india-begins-this-week/

Thanks again.

November 7, 2013 at 8:01 am
(2) Hariram says:

Idiot.. Don’t insult our India… This is not a comedy….

November 7, 2013 at 8:12 am
(3) SB says:

How is this just satire? I feel it is nothing less than defamation, and the comments to the article provide ample proof of its elements being satisfied: false representation, identifiable victims (in this case, the entire country?), and damage to their reputation. Leave alone the sentiments of the communities who are so grotesquely represented, how does the system allow child sexual abuse being treated in this vein? Judging from the righteous indignation displayed in the comments and ‘shares’ in facebook, I don’t believe I will be overreacting if I feel offended.

November 7, 2013 at 8:13 am
(4) Hariram says:

If you make such humors later, you will surely face the value of law @ India. We Indians are not jokers. and don’t try to oversmart by putting such idiotic news..

November 7, 2013 at 8:47 am
(5) peark says:

Please put up disclaimers when publishing satirical articles! No one has any right to defame any country without proof!

Remove this article right away and issue public apology!

November 7, 2013 at 8:47 am
(6) asit says:

Bloody sick joke. Never repeat this in future.

November 7, 2013 at 9:07 am
(7) Bhaskar Dihingia says:

Are you even aware of the damage it did? Do u know the difference between a satire and nonsense?

November 7, 2013 at 9:22 am
(8) FunnyGuy says:

Perhaps it would be funny if they would do an article about the school shooting festivals that happens every month in the U.S. The excitement is so hard to contain that it is sometimes extended to theatres when big movies release!

#satire #AmIDoingThisRight?

November 7, 2013 at 9:52 am
(9) priya chakraborty says:

if it is seriously a joke…plz make it sure that the news reaches d indian public…because its nt only a shame to assam bt also to the entire country…its a serious plea

November 7, 2013 at 10:10 am
(10) Waseem says:

Its a fake post and a fake news. In India, virginity is considered as God’s gift and we do not have any rape festivals. Please ignore this as this is just a hoax.

November 7, 2013 at 10:20 am
(11) nik says:

This was not funny… check comments. This was a sick defamatory post.

Get well soon.

November 7, 2013 at 10:20 am
(12) Santanu Kumar Sharma says:

Don’t feel superiority complex !! When we had well civilization, you people were living in caves and eating raw meats. You had even no language to express when we were creating the great epics like “Mahabharata”, “Ramayana”. When our saints were learned with “Vedas”, “Upanishadas”, imagine where were you ??

November 7, 2013 at 10:24 am
(13) Apurba says:

This type of joke should never be repeated…those who have published must be ashamed that it can touch the sentiments of people in Indian State of Assam. Its simply racism………shame on u..on this fictious non justified and crude humuour news……..

November 7, 2013 at 11:12 am
(14) Deepjyoti Saikia says:

Dont repeat this again…..what right do you have to make such comments about assam and assamese people…..

November 7, 2013 at 12:22 pm
(15) rohan says:

I am reporting this
and Going for a LAW suit
lets see what comes out of it
U have put urself into a mess

November 7, 2013 at 12:25 pm
(16) akash says:

cheap joke.

November 7, 2013 at 1:41 pm
(17) priya karmakar says:

this site should be banned for making such racist comments on Indians. there is no such event occuring in India.. its sick of the person who published this. f***ing pervert

November 7, 2013 at 1:48 pm
(18) sweety says:

Bloodbloody non sense. y

November 7, 2013 at 2:23 pm
(19) Partha Dutta says:

The writer of this socalled satire is a bloody pervert, swine motherf**ker

November 7, 2013 at 2:24 pm
(20) Partha Dutta says:

Idiot. Complete nonsense

November 7, 2013 at 4:18 pm
(21) Amrita Dodani says:

I cannot believe someone can think such a sick joke. Its mocking India and Indians all over and tarnishing India’s image. And how can your site allow to publish such disgusting, extremely disturbing article? Only sick person can find humor in this. Writer is mentally sick and needs psychiatric help for writing such things, and your site owes an apology to India and Indians for this. You must publish article asking for apology and to let the world know this is an imagination of a sick person. Mr.Paul Horner should banned from writing. Mr. Horner please go get some help, you desperately need it. disgusting.

November 7, 2013 at 4:48 pm
(22) Josh says:

lol. it deserves to be like this. until something is done.

November 7, 2013 at 5:27 pm
(23) Poxy says:

Its hard for me not to believe cos every now and then you hear of rape cases in india. Innocent girls being raped on buses etc etc. On a second thought it could be in the pre-historical ages.

November 7, 2013 at 7:57 pm
(24) rakhi says:

just below the article regarding mythical rapes, they are asking for a denoation to female NGO . Is this not , collecting funds by spreading lies.

November 7, 2013 at 8:20 pm
(25) Chris Powell says:

It is very sad that some mentally sick peoples are publishing the scenario of a region in a very bad manner.
To be make clear that there is NO ANY SUCH FESTIVAL in Assam or even in any other region in India. This is nothing but an output of mentally sick person (s).

November 7, 2013 at 9:31 pm
(26) bikram j bordoloi says:

We sud raise fund for d better treatment of ds sick person.
I invite him to my beautiful ASSAM, here he wl get proper treatment.
Get well soon.

November 7, 2013 at 9:59 pm
(27) ravi says:

Its not just a satire.. its a scam to earn some money in the name of donations to save the indian women…because they are not even publishing the comments which says that this news is not true.

November 7, 2013 at 10:07 pm
(28) Akhil says:

Not funny at all. Very defamatory. Satire my foot, they were only trying to defame India.

November 7, 2013 at 11:01 pm
(29) AM says:

Where Is your sense of responsibility? When you publish an article online, you do realize that it can be accessed by billions!
You have caused irreparable damage to India’s reputation. Rape festivals! ?? In a culture that holds virginity extremely sacred you speak of there being rape festivals? Atrocious.!
This isn’t satire. This is just a cheap call for publicity! A botch on journalism! I hope the Internet brings down its wrath down upon you!
You can never completely right this wrong, but at the very least you can start by issuing a formal apology to all those whose sentiments you have hurt with your stupidity!

November 7, 2013 at 11:01 pm
(30) Deepak Don says:

Poor kids @ nationalreport.net .
Mass shootinf fest @ Usa was a better topic.
http://usainternationalreport.wordpress.com/2013/11/07/the-great-american-mass-shooting-festival-begins-next-week/

November 7, 2013 at 11:13 pm
(31) neetesh says:

your western media is spreading lies about India and i pity people believe them blindly. The picture present in the article is of Naga Sadhus who are entitled to take Bath first in the Kumbh mela held once in every 12 years at predetermined four places in India, do not be fooled by author’s foolishness.

November 7, 2013 at 11:15 pm
(32) neetesh says:

1 your western media is spreading lies about India and i pity people believe them blindly. The picture present in the article is of Naga Sadhus who are entitled to take Bath first in the Kumbh mela held once in every 12 years at predetermined four places in India, do not be fooled by author’s foolishness.

November 7, 2013 at 11:20 pm
(33) Sajjan Kr Jain says:

Bad bloody anti assam elements : It’z the hour when the people of northeast together should raise the sound of unity against the the act of defaming the non-violence nature of the region.

November 7, 2013 at 11:57 pm
(34) divya singh says:

I think we Indians should file a complaint against this idiot who has created such a hoax and a fake image of our country! Such cheap gimmicks is what you call satire!

November 8, 2013 at 12:50 am
(35) MM says:

This article on mass shooting in America sounds more true:
- <a href=”http://usainternationalreport.wordpress.com/2013/11/07/the-great-american-mass-shooting-festival-begins-next-week/”> Mass Shooting festival In America Begins ! </a>

November 8, 2013 at 12:52 am
(36) hackerGod says:

Americans seem to think that it is within their right to make fun of any country, state or race. I guess they are the only race in the world who would take guns to college and wipe out the whole school just because they have mummy daddy issues.

November 8, 2013 at 12:53 am
(37) Soresh Chanda says:

It is not a joke but a sad fact which happens in our mother india. Lot of ppl writing above are more concerned about protecting India rather than exploring the facts.

November 8, 2013 at 12:58 am
(38) R-Jo says:

Absolutely SICK people who thought this was an idea for a joke!

November 8, 2013 at 12:59 am
(39) Apurba says:

Rape can be satire only for sick minds. Even the picture shown is from a religious festival in India.

November 8, 2013 at 1:08 am
(40) OhioBlues says:

India only ranks third for the number of rapes reported each year. What country ranks first? The United States. In India, a country of over 1.2 billion people, 24,206 rapes were reported in 2011. The same year in the United States, a nation of 300 million, 83,425 rapes were reported. In the United States, every 6.2 minutes a woman is raped.

Sure – the underreporting is a fact. But the difference in numbers is SO VAST, it cannot be attributed to it. If you have done any statistics/probability in college, you know what i am talking about. If you’re one of those ignorant people who think reading is for city folks, keep on believing

November 8, 2013 at 2:55 am
(41) wigi says:

God save a country of mis-informed baboons and fake-sters …. the makers of this fabricated concoction and their publishers (nationalreport.net) and their credulous cows (aka readers and believers and followers) are showing a glimpse of their much deteriorated intelligence (if they anywhere bear anything of this faculty at all) … … now that there is nothing like this festival ….. here is something about American women and families ….. that the women of USA rate highest in changing bed-partners for material gains …. and the Oxford definition for “prostitute” reads as “a person, typically a woman, who engages in sexual activity for payment or material gains” ….. and Mirriam Websters define Prostitute as ” to offer indiscriminately for sexual intercourse especially for money (material gains)” …. doesn’t it looks that USA is a country of whores and Prostitutes ….. how many partners did you mother changed to rear you ….. and how many partners is you sister changing now???

November 8, 2013 at 3:38 am
(42) Ashwini Behera says:

Rubbish!!..

There should be a public apology for posting the article.

Can the news editor do it?

November 8, 2013 at 3:47 am
(43) andrew garcia says:

whatever!! India is just a land of rapists.. even their own mother and sisters are afraid of them as they might rape them also..

November 8, 2013 at 3:53 am
(44) Prama says:

You know what is most frustrating? I tried to comment in one of those websites which were trying to spread such a “non-sense” lie regarding India. They were moderating every comment and did not allow my comment to appear.
The author of that article don’t have minimum knowledge about India. It is a clear western propaganda to malign Indian culture…….lie is very apparent from the names….someone’s surname from Assam used to be “Tamil Nadu”!!! I never thought it was a surname. Author don’t even have idea which surname is local to Assam, which is even a valid Indian surname.
They don’t even have the minimum idea that Hinduism is the religion where women has been given topmost priority, has been attributed as “Shakti” (Power).
I was disgusted to see that some of the “poor” American commented in that article that whole Assam should be blown, kill all Indians etc. etc. Oh Americans, you don’t have minimum IQ.
Americans started war on Iraq and many other places based on some such rumors.
If there is a God, whether it is Lord Krishna that we believe or Jesus that America believe, “IT” will punish American very soon.

November 8, 2013 at 4:49 am
(45) Indian says:

How sick of the author to use such a blatant lie to maliciously vilify Assam and India. The author of this article needs to be sued for using such widespread defamatory tactics.

November 8, 2013 at 4:52 am
(46) Ankit says:

The cover picture of the article has been taken from this source:

http://www.divinerevelation.org/KumbhMela.html

Naga Sadhus taking bath in Ganges on “Mauni Amavasya” during Kumbh Mela

November 8, 2013 at 4:54 am
(47) Mohammed Yaseen says:

Andrew when you do not the culture and tradition of Indians, before writing try to learn about India and we Indians, please, you do not have rights to comment.

November 8, 2013 at 5:25 am
(48) Nina N says:

Andrew you are like any other bigoted American who do not know an iota about India and Indians and come here to sprout venom. Its shows your ignorance and bias against Indians. And if you think Indians are rapists what about your Ariel Castro was he a saint. He kept three women as sex slaves for 10 years…..what do you call Americans like that rapists or beast? You guys are only better off molly coddling Pakistan who keep fooling you again and again milking you dry of your dollars.

November 8, 2013 at 5:33 am
(49) speech free says:

Better luk after ur society n make jokes for the shooting..can u even imagine how u have hurt the feeling of assamese people with the article..do u even know what asaam is n where it lies..dont play with sentiments of people…

November 8, 2013 at 5:36 am
(50) Amar says:

Thanks for taking this step..

November 8, 2013 at 5:48 am
(51) xyz says:

Us should try in his own country,own home that how rape festival is being celebrated,

November 8, 2013 at 6:12 am
(52) MK says:

This Festival can be true if the Rape Laws are not strict and Women are not treated as Animals…Our Country is shamefully deteriorating and the Men need to spanked who insult Women physically in the name of so called INDIAN CULTURE.
Its about a Nation who treats women most filtyly as they can.Its a Shame! Delhi Rape Case has given the world an example that such Fake News can be true in INDIA

November 8, 2013 at 6:55 am
(53) Samila says:

One would assume rape is not something to be joked about, regardless of the postion of this comedy site.

November 8, 2013 at 10:38 am
(54) arshath says:

u r insulting our India……………….completely fake news

November 8, 2013 at 11:39 am
(55) Sana Rahman says:

Paul Horner original article on Assam Rape festival was a nuisance and utterly disgusting to go through. to know that such a hideous act is commemorated a centuries old tradition was shocking and alarming that it still survived to modern times. Which would otherwise speak a lot on the reputation of the state.

However, learning about the true nature of the article is an even bigger shocker. In doing so the writer has shown his disrespect to two groups of people at least. First, insult is brought on India and the Indian people whose name has been maligned to allow such a gross tradition. Any such association wrongly projected in the name of satire is deep rooted offense and not humor. The Indian people have rightly a strong response to it…. anyone would.

Secondly, this is a huge disrespect to womenfolk in general. it is one thing to dominate women and keep them down trodden due to lack of unequal education, employment opportunities and social and legal rights. But bringing it down to mass celebrated rapes is simply outrageous!

Shameful and thoroughly offensive journalism!

Sana Rahman (Pakistan)

November 8, 2013 at 12:25 pm
(56) Prashanta borah says:

Fake news ..

November 8, 2013 at 1:42 pm
(57) satya says:

I guess your culture allows it
india is more civilized than the country from where the writer is…

November 8, 2013 at 4:56 pm
(58) Lorraine says:

This just shows me how gullible I am because I believed the story and shared it saying they were “criminally and mentally insane”. We live in a shocking world and nothing surprises me so I thought it was true. Now that i find out its a hoax I think that it is a very sever mis-representation and should be punished with some kind of compensation and the journalists involved banned from writing. Its a very sick mind that would create such a story and target it at India. It is being shared all over facebook and many people believe it. Luckily my friend posted this article and now I understand the truth.

November 8, 2013 at 6:32 pm
(59) DAS says:

The Great American Mass Shooting Festival Begins Next Week (Response from India)

Glendale, AZ: Excited Americans are thronging to the desert landscape of Glendale (Arizona) for the annual American Mass Shooting Festival about to begin next week. Americans, from all over the country, are descending to this city of over 200,000 to take part in this mega event that provides an opportunity to the great American people to exercise their God given, and constitutionally protected, right to bear and use arms. The organizers of the event, The Freedom Group, is hoping for record participation this year and there are expected to be more than 100,000 mass shooting during the week-long event. “Now that many of the soldiers are back from Iraq and Afghanistan, we are expecting heightened participation. We have special Iraq and Afghanistan themed shooting zones (we call them Enduring Freedom Zones) complete with women dressed in Burqa and children dressed in Kurta and Lungi” says Rice W. Means, the chief organizer of the event. –

http://nationalreport.net/great-american-mass-shooting-festival-begins-next-week-response-india/

November 8, 2013 at 10:34 pm
(60) d.k.phukan says:

idiot………….if u have sister,wife,mother………call me…ur home….I maide rape fstv ur home idiot

November 9, 2013 at 2:59 am
(61) Genius Article! says:

Hahaha. It’s funny because it’s true. India is the rape capital of the universe. Their men are arrogant and thoughtless – usually without much talent or ability of their own that they didn’t hijack from the white man. Their woman are fun to dominate but utterly tiresome to be around – usually wearing ridiculous scarves or bathrobe-looking dresses that smell of garlic. And their VOICES – God – you’ve never heard anything funnier than an Indian in full flight, haha.

November 9, 2013 at 3:27 am
(62) SREEDHAR says:

for quite sometimes some foreigners are waging war against indian not through bombs, guns but by framing hindus, hinduthava, gods,our rituals, poojas, our gurus, sanyasis, sadhus , institutions / muttas etc in a very bad picture to the rest of the world. Are we involved, commented on rest of the worlds practices / rituals,gods ? then why targeting us.

November 9, 2013 at 3:35 am
(63) robi says:

Shocked to see how a sensitive topic can be used as a satire. Internet censorship is thus crucial.

November 9, 2013 at 8:11 am
(64) Shilpi says:

How about suing these guys for publishing a lie? I am in .

November 9, 2013 at 8:42 am
(65) Rohit says:

This is not humor this is not satire but a criminal conspiracy to defame India and make quick bucks using an NGO. The News Group should be dragged to court. Just writing defamatory articles and later terming it a satire doesn’t make the news group escape a criminal suit.

November 9, 2013 at 8:49 am
(66) Priyan Kakati says:

My satirical response to Paul Horner, which I posted to his satirical article on Assam -

Hey Horner,
Let’s begin by taking Assam out of the equation. Why tag along an unheard of province in a godforsaken corner of India? Timbuctoo, Assam, etc, – what were you thinking mate?

If you want real publicity, let’s start by saying ‘The Horner Family Rape Festival’ . It will manage to achieve several things for you, which you never even considered -

1. It brings yourself and your family into international limelight (Instant Celebrities!)
2. Incest lovers will flock to your family home to celebrate unbridled love amongst all Horners
3. Your family home will become the altar and shrine of Rape and Incest, what a masterstroke!

So what are you waiting for?

Cheers mate!

November 9, 2013 at 10:53 am
(67) Pabitra says:

Another motivated write up to dishonor India… Christian media onslaught at its worst..
Get well soon!

November 9, 2013 at 10:55 am
(68) Pabitra says:

Christian media onslaught at its worst…

November 9, 2013 at 1:14 pm
(69) Satire says:

It IS satire. It’s a satire of old male-dominated traditions in Indian culture. Yes, it is distasteful, but it is satire. It wouldn’t be so bad if there were a disclaimer on the article itself somewhere.

November 9, 2013 at 2:34 pm
(70) Me says:

So when does the US school kids massacre festival take place this year.

November 9, 2013 at 2:53 pm
(71) Naswar Khan says:

that was sick… i even asked my indian friend who lives in assam and when he read this he felt insulted.
His words were ” the west got no morals, no culture and no religions, why they wanna fake stories and represent us to their people this way. The fact is, they are afraid if they do the other way around then their people will think what life is actually. the westren society, the people are like robots and a robot don’t know what a human is. its their media and government who wants them to be robots. robots don’t fight or make mistakes, they walk in straight line. Straight is good but not human. “too err is human to forgive divine” this is something the west might not get in real “

November 9, 2013 at 9:46 pm
(72) Ehson Hussain says:

I’m from Pakistan and I wanted to beat the sh** out of the author of that stupid article for having such a bad taste in humor. Plus a donation message from an NGO towards the end of the article explains it all.

November 10, 2013 at 1:59 am
(73) Nainika Agrawal says:

How in the world does something like this qualify as satire? Satire is meant to be written in a manner that seems serious but is simultaneously obviously sarcastic. All that this rubbish does is spoil the name of India in the eyes of people, and enhance the already-existing ridiculous stereotype that India as a nation is backwards and barbaric. Such trash shouldn’t be allowed on public forums.

November 10, 2013 at 7:02 am
(74) MAK says:

if such news is repeated again…..i will slaughter the author of national news

November 11, 2013 at 2:44 am
(75) pankaj singla says:

what rubbish!!

November 11, 2013 at 1:22 pm
(76) Ayesha says:

Okay. This is really disgusting and so wrong. But I don’t get why some people are commenting like India is the best or India respect their women, because seriously, if they did there wouldn’t be any rapists running around that country. I’m an Indian too and I get that people are hurt, but that doesn’t mean you have to act like India women are so pure. Otherwise, this article is really shocking.

November 12, 2013 at 3:47 am
(77) ­ says:

I’ve read all those comments in an Indian English accent.
>inb4 Bad Indian Jokes

November 12, 2013 at 9:18 am
(78) Hammad ahmed says:

What a freaking bad way of defaming a country, but the readers should have common sense, the story speaks for it self. It looks More like a Desi Adult story 99% fake the only 1% which is true is that the guy was desperate.. Such websites should either be banned or given some kind of control on their content..

November 13, 2013 at 10:31 am
(79) David Wise says:

No, Indians don’t try to make themselves looks smart by putting out fake news. I really wish they would though. It’d be nice to read a satirical piece with liberal values that was written by an Indian with first hand experience of the horrific way that rapists continue not to be prosecuted sufficiently in your country. Maybe you could write one.

November 18, 2013 at 10:49 am
(80) lolpls says:

There WAS and IS a disclaimer at the bottom of the article on national report until uneducated twats with no common sense to even look it up in the Internet, decided to spread this bullshit thinking it’s real. I mean really? The idea of a ruddy rape FESTIVAL sounds real to you? And to the Indians saying that they’re mocking us and all, really just sit back in your chairs and stop making a fool of yourselves. Let them think what they wish to think. Tons of other countries are made fun of. Jeez.. People these days.

November 19, 2013 at 8:43 pm
(81) shan says:

This is a relief!

November 20, 2013 at 12:40 am
(82) Pepe says:

What a sick joke and an insult to the Indians. You clearly have a very sick mind for thinking this is going to make people laugh…well the jokes is on you dickhead whoever you are.

November 20, 2013 at 4:03 am
(83) Abhi says:

Paul Horner, ( I dont feel like using any salutation for you after reading your article ), Just because you wanna grab spotlight you can not write about a nation in such a disgraceful manner…..

Your humor is freaking sick… Please STOPPP plaguing us with it…

I am sure, people how now know about you will not welcome you to country which known for its hospitality…

Last thing.. STOP WRITING useless articles… we dont like it.

Proud Indian

November 20, 2013 at 7:14 am
(84) Issy says:

Do you idiots not understand? The author here is defending Indians and calling out a false story. This “Indian rape festival” has went viral and most people believe it, the author, David Emory, wrote this article to let everyone know it’s a complete lie so people like me who read it over social media don’t believe it

November 20, 2013 at 2:20 pm
(85) lee says:

i wonder if the commenters below realize that this article is telling people its fake and the real article is on national report.net

November 20, 2013 at 8:37 pm
(86) PG says:

Guys, before judging the satire, read this article in the TIMES OF INDIA news website: Assam records 800 rapes in seven months –

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-09-03/guwahati/41725290_1_assam-records-national-crime-records-bureau-morigaon

There may be no actual festival, but the frequency is beyond horrendous and alarming.

November 20, 2013 at 9:45 pm
(87) StingStungMe says:

I understand people are mad but taking your frustrations out on Hoaxslayer is pointless.

They’ve debunked the article. They didn’t write, publish, or approve it. The site responsible is National Report.

On National Report’s site they clearly state their website is full of FAKE news. They don’t hide this important piece of information. People saw a sensational story and ran with it. They didn’t bother to look at the source. That isn’t National Report’s fault that legitimate media sites were lazy in their fact-checking.

Personally, I wish National Report would change their name to something more befitting to them. Maybe National Joke Report or National Faux News. Too many of their silly stories keep getting picked up by national media.

The name, National Report, sounds like it could be a legitimate newspaper. They need a name that reflects that they are not.

Then again if they changed their name, they wouldn’t get as much attention or free publicity.

November 21, 2013 at 4:45 am
(88) guy says:

Ohhh stop your crying and bitching and get a sense of humor,,, after all if India wasnt the gang rape capital of the world, then everyone would know for sure that it’s a joke… But, we all know that this could be very true, That’s why everyone is getting pissed off… Get over yourselves, get some curry, and have a laugh!! HAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!

November 21, 2013 at 4:51 am
(89) PATRICK says:

These idiots should be sued and made to pay for their foolishness heavily!!!

November 23, 2013 at 10:37 pm
(90) Samj says:

http://nationalreport.net/great-american-mass-shooting-festival-begins-next-week-response-india/.

I think the above article by national report is not the answer for the previous article. It means another mean article about somebody else will be there in the future. A sincere apology should suffice. Indians would never want to hurt others’ feelings and expect the same from others.

Few facts about India is
1. They trusted a female prime minister, female president to rule the country. Americans has not tried that yet.
2. In India, the entire nation stood against a single rape victim which created repercussions across the world. They have the guts to accept the truth and correct it.
3. Indians have not accepted strip bars yet because they still respect their mothers and sisters and cannot see other woman as an animal in zoo.
4. We not only have kamasutra. We have Dharmasastra, how to behave. Ardashastra, about finance. We have code of conduct for evrthing many years ago. We know why only kamasutra is famous in western world.
5. Please do not see Indianmen as predators. They have highest commitment to their wives and family including parents. Most of the Indian men have one or two partners in their lifetime.

One last thing, the men depicted in the earlier post are the naga sadhus. They renunciate earthly pleasures and devote their life thinking about god like ADAM before eating the forbidden apple.

November 24, 2013 at 9:19 am
(91) surprised man says:

is it true? ohhh my god..

December 3, 2013 at 10:31 am
(92) >>> says:

This is horrible! Why would people joke about this?

December 3, 2013 at 7:21 pm
(93) madhan says:

hi dude i know u r supporting that there is no rape festival in india but there are some real idiots outside scolding u for writing the true fact……. u are providing this post for a good welfare of indians……. even though if that matter was true (assumption) im a tamilan (dravidian) and v don’t celebrate such kind of festival

January 3, 2014 at 2:37 am
(94) kartick dey says:

Don’t confuse National Report’s ‘Assam Rape Festival’ story for real news. It’s fiction.

At a time when rape is a burning issue in Assam and several parts of India how can anyone think of Rape Festival India. The circulation about Assam Rape Festival is completely fake and should be considered a crime because rape is illegal in India and should be penalised. The photos that can be seen as photos of Assam Rape festival has been taken from various sources in the internet including google images. Its very surprising to see the photos of Kumbh Mela put up as part of the Assam Rape Festival. Although we are tech savy but we should not believe whatever we see on internet. The culprits behind this spreading of Assam Rape festival should be caught as asoon as possible and kindly report abuse in facebook to stop further publishing in the internet…As an evidence the photographs are from rediff.com wherin rediff.com published news about kumbh mela..Just type “kumbh mela” in google images then you would see the picture no.10 to be same as published by the Assam Rape Festival..Even the website “http://nationalreport.net/” publishing the content about Assam Rape Festival should be banned.
Already CID ( Crime Investigation Department) has been directed by the government of Assam to investigate the matter at the earliest and identify the culprits behind this fictional story and news

January 13, 2014 at 7:23 am
(95) hovado pekelne says:

… this article is just to make fun of India because there are so many raped women every year. Nothing wrong with this joke. Why do you people take it so personally. It’s funny …

March 19, 2014 at 3:44 pm
(96) guru g says:

This is probabily some sick idiot from us govt playing tit for tat and getting back at our Diplomat who was harased and strip-raped by the hands of the barbaric us morons! The world has caught up with your lies….you are the real terror treath the world needs to watch out for Rev.18 hore!

March 27, 2014 at 8:20 am
(97) David says:

This is clearly satire and clearly a joke. It seems to be satirising over the top news reports, and over the top reactions and opinions of ignorant people who will believe any garbage they read. Some of the comments on here come across worse than the original article.

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