Members of the Indian film fraternity have condemned the Kathua & Unnao rape cases which have sent shock waves across the country. Celebrities like Javed Akhtar, Farhan Akhtar and Nimrat Kaur have called it a gut wrenching, horrendous and disgusting act, for which they have demanded justice.
The celebrities have demanded severe punishment for the blood curdling barbarism.
An eight-year-old girl’s body was recovered from Rassana forest in Kathua district of Jammu on January 17, a week after she went missing while grazing horses in the forest area. She was held captive inside a temple and was sedated before being raped and murdered.
In Unnao in Uttar Pradesh, a case involving the alleged gang rape of a girl by a BJP legislator and others, and the death of her father in police custody, has come to light.
Here’s what the celebrities tweeted:
All those who wish justice for women should stand up and raise their voices against the rapists and their protectors in Unnao and Kathua .
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) April 11, 2018
So pained to read about #Unnao & #Kathua rapes.. how strongly the government responds will be its true test @PMOIndia .. at least I won’t vote for them coming elections if they don’t take action this time..
— Tisca Chopra (@tiscatime) April 12, 2018
Imagine what goes through the mind of an 8 yr old as she is drugged, held captive, gang raped over days and then murdered.
If you don’t feel her terror, you are not human.
If you don’t demand Asifa get justice, you belong to nothing.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) April 12, 2018
— Tamannaah Bhatia (@tamannaahspeaks) April 12, 2018
Equal rights/gender bias/pay disparity all seem like such distant, first world concerns.Lets begin with addressing the unmentionable horrors of the absense of humanity.The only way forward, if at all, from this blood curdling barbarism is justice.Heartbroken and aghast. #Asifa
— Nimrat Kaur (@NimratOfficial) April 12, 2018
The religion of the victim and the religion of the rapist should never matter! It is of no consequence! Rape is a crime against humanity!!! Appalled that some people can actually support rapists! ? Shocked beyond belief!
ज़मीर मर गया, इंसानियत शर्मसार हो गई। RIP humanity!!! ?
— Renuka Shahane (@renukash) April 12, 2018
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) April 11, 2018
— Vir Das (@thevirdas) April 12, 2018
Jai Shri Ram, Once again the cry of Murder, Rape , police cover up ! Hang them on RedFort on August 15th! https://t.co/p7RuQLjTV1
— rahul dholakia (@rahuldholakia) April 12, 2018
— Nikkhil Advani (@nikkhiladvani) April 12, 2018
Gut wrenching. Unimaginable depravity that is disturbing on so many levels. Our response will decide what we have become as a society. The Indian Express https://t.co/Ku278wM7Oc
— Rahul Bose (@RahulBose1) April 12, 2018
If these people had an iota of reverence and respect for Hinduism, they’d be up in arms against the people who used a temple to torture, rape and murder a child!
— रanviर_ डhoरeय_ (@RanvirShorey) April 12, 2018
These men fast on navratras and pray to Devi Ma-yet they defend a man who plotted the rape,torture and murder of a child inside a temple.LOOK at them,SHAME them. If a stray news report can make credible ppl #HinduHaters why r these #FakeHindus not unemployed?RT A MILLION TIMES https://t.co/KlToUDA4aV
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) April 12, 2018
I can’t even read the full report… so angry and ashamed that this horrific crimes keep taking place in our country!! What that little 8year old went through.. I can’t even…? These monsters need to tortured and hanged. Nothing less will do. https://t.co/Y9Sua7AILp
— Sophie Choudry (@Sophie_Choudry) April 12, 2018
Attention famous people wt blue ticks.
Pls look at the face of this 8 yr old angel.
She was kidnapped, drugged, tortured, gangraped for days n murdered.
It is time to use ur clout to say something that pressures justice is swift, sure n as brutal as what this girl went thru pic.twitter.com/lvOiVqoX3D
— atul kasbekar (@atulkasbekar) April 12, 2018