By Khushboo Khan
The horrific incidence of the Kathua rape and murder case has shaken the conscience of whole nation. The eight-year-old girl, Asifa, was kidnapped, brutally gang-raped by the six men for around a week and then murdered. According to the charge sheet filed by the police, the girl was sexually assaulted multiple times before she was strangled to death.
Asifa went missing on January 10 while grazing horses and her body was found on 17th January dumped in the nearby forests
A number of celebrities including the Bollywood actors and television artists demanded the strict punishment for culprits.
Famous TV anchor Ravish Kumar condemned the incident during the Prime Time on Wednesday. “Where we are going, before knowing what we have come to, we should stop and see. In the case of rape in Jammu’s Kathua, our society has taken out its own mask. “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” slogans turn into “Beti Hatao Neta Bachao”.
The B-Town actors including Sonam Kapoor, Renuka Shahane, Farhan Akhtar, Riteish Deshmukh, Richa Chadda and others expressed their anger and grief on the horrific incident.
Sonam Kapoor lamented on twitter, “Ashamed appalled and disgusted by fake nationals and fake Hindus. I cannot believe this is happening in my country.”
— (@sonamkapoor) April, 12, 2018
The Rock on actor wrote “Imagine what goes through the mind of an 8 yr old as she was drugged, held, gang-raped over days and murdered. If you don’t feel her terror, then you are not human. If you don’t demand Asifa get justice, you belong to nothing.”
While actor Ritesh Deshmukh tweeted “An 8-year-old is drugged, raped & murdered and another one is fighting for justice for herself and the death of her father in custody. We have a choice either raise your voice or be a silent spectator. “Stand up for what is right even if you are standing alone.” #Kathua #Unnao
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) April 12, 2018
The Hum Apke Hain Koun fame Renuka Sahane wrote on social media, “Renuka Shahane too shared on social media, “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
The Masan actress Richa Chadda wrote; “Nothing justifies rape/murder of a https://t.co/XoZAXMJEYx dare they use cow-slaughter as an EXCUSE when the act was performed in a TEMPLE?These people are FAKE HINDUS, they are a disgrace to the religion. Shame on ALL those who defend them.” #MeToo @SwatiJaiHindhttps://t.co/2N7eLChuXw
—TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) April 11, 2018