Bollywood Demands Justice in the Kathua Rape Case

Humanity cried yet again when an innocent eight-year-old girl was brutally raped and murdered by monsters in the guise of men. The sordid incident has put every Indian to shame as the nation feels outraged and seeks justice in the case.

As the gory details of the gang rape unfolded, social media flooded with posts and tweets, with some screaming religion and politics in the name of the crime. “Humans” were quick to resent the despicable lot who tried to condone the act in the name of religion. Many Bollywood celebs too stepped forward seeking justice and punishment for those involved

Holding a placard that read, “I AM Hindustan. I AM Ashamed. #JUSTICEFOROURCHILD 8 YEARS OLD. GANGRAPED. MURDERED. IN ‘DEVI’ –STHAAN TEMPLE. #KATHUA”, Sonam Kapoor shared her picture on Twitter, which was followed by another picture from Kareena Kapoor Khan.

Twitter and Instagram saw many celebs taking a stand for Asifa who surrendered to inhumanity. Bollywood stars like Akshay Kumar and Farhan Akhtar condemned the barbarous act and expressed their anguish through words.

More and more celebs are joining hands to ensure justice is served soon and criminals do not get away in the garb of religion and politics. Kamal Haasan took to Twitter to express his wrath, “Does it have 2 b ur own daughter fr u 2 understand? She could’ve been mine. I feel angry as a man, father & a citizen fr failing Asifa. I m sorry my child v didn’t make this country safe enough fr U. I’ll fight fr justice at least fr future kids like u. V mourn u & won’t forget u.”

Swara Bhaskar, Vir Das, Anupam Kher, Javed Akhtar, Manoj Bajpayee, Richa Chadha, Huma Qureshi, Armaan Malik, Sanjay Dutt, Twinkle Khanna, Priyanka Chopra are few other celebs who shared their contempt and demanded quick justice in the Kathua rape case.

We have failed as a society. We have failed as a nation. How many more ‘Nirbhayas’ and ‘Asifas’ will it take for the government and the society to wake up is not known, but we certainly know that until the dirty game of politics and religion ends, we cannot expect our daughters and sisters to be safe in our country.