Mumbai, April 13: Kathua rape and murder case’s disturbing details have shaken the entire nation. Grisly details of the abduction, rape and murder of an eight-year-old in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua were made available from a charge sheet filed earlier this week.
Soon enough, angry posts poured in on social media platforms wherein entire film industry, including Sonam Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar, Javed Akhtar, Vishal Dadlani, and Richa Chadha vented their anger and grief over the incident. They are “disgusted” by the silence of the government.
Sonam Kapoor tweeted,
Ashamed appalled and disgusted by fake nationals and fake Hindus. I cannot believe this is happening in my country. https://t.co/V8tKoo6viX
— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) April 12, 2018
Farhan Akhtar writes,
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
It’s moments like this when a clear choice must be made.
We can come together as a people to protect the lives and rights of our women & children
We can allow people to put personal agendas above law & humanity
What kind of nation do We want to be? #Justice #Kathua #Unnao
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) April 13, 2018
Javed Akhtar writes,
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
The act was performed in a temple. If you are a Hindu and you hold your faith dear, HOW ARE YOU NOT OUTRAGED BY THIS? https://t.co/CexY06A3Za
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) April 12, 2018
Vishal Dadlani tweeted,
Modi & friends, if you do not speak up now, you are nothing more than gas. #Unnao and #Kathua demand your personal intervention. Make sure the guilty are arrested and punished, and if you can't, be honest to India for once, and resign. You don't deserve to be where you are.
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) April 12, 2018
Popular celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Kamal Haasan, Karan Johar, Adnan Sami and Sanjay Dutt have demanded swift justice for the eight-year-old girl, whose body was recovered from Rassana forest in Kathua district 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 repeatedly raped and murdered.
The celebrities have demanded severe punishment for the “horrifying” crime.