The horrific incident in Kathua where an 8-year-old drugged, kidnapped, raped, and brutally murdered in devsthaan temple, has sparked an outrage among youths. The ruling party’s silence over the case has given ammunition to the opposition.
Meenakshi Lekhi’s press conference saying that there is selective targeting and highlighting crimes against saffron party has sparked a controversy. Meenakshi Lekhi said, “You see their plan, first shout ‘minority minority’, then ‘Dalit Dalit’, and now ‘women women’ and then try to somehow fix blame of state issues on the Centre. All this while ignoring the strict action being taken by state govts,” news agency ANI quoted Lekhi as saying.
Reacting to the same, Bollywood superstar, Swara Bhaskar, attack back with the same intensity and calls out Meenakshi Lekhi a ‘shameless’ and has taken ‘humanity to new lows’. She tweets:
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) April 14, 2018
She further supported the cause and tweets holding a placard that reads ‘I am Hindustan. I am ashamed. #JusticeForAasifa.’
I am Hindustan. I am Ashamed. #JusticeForOurChild #JusticeForAasifa
8 years old. Gangraped. Murdered.
In ‘Devi’-sthaan temple. #Kathua and lest we forget #unnao Shame on us! #BreakTheSilence #EndTheComplicity #ActNow pic.twitter.com/O8rABOrZq9
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) April 13, 2018
Following the suite, others Bollywood stars too supported the cause:
— Radhika Apte (@radhika_apte) April 13, 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
Don’t know who to say what to.. don’t know if making a statement on social media is in anyway a contribution to retribution.. it has happened before .. it has happened again .. how will it stop ?? Extreme Examples have to be made .. #JusticeforAsifa #Kathua #Unnao pic.twitter.com/bFOoTWxfcI
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) April 12, 2018
— Huma Qureshi (@humasqureshi) April 13, 2018
— Sonam Kapoor (@sonamakapoor) April 13, 2018
— Sai (@SaieTamhankar) April 13, 2018
— Ridhi Dogra (@iRidhiDogra) April 13, 2018
Lets all come together do something at least on tweeter,social media,try something to change the mind set. Young girls r getting raped,no one can imagine what those two Young girls must have gone thru while those evil minded men were doing the most cruel crime #Kathua #Unnao
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 12, 2018
Strong, clear cut action against fiends who commit and defend rape. Standing up for our girls inviolable right to live. If our country does have laws then where is the justice? #Kathua #JusticeforAsifa #BetiBachao #EnoughIsEnogh #India #areyoulistening #ourgreatleader pic.twitter.com/juRZqMa4zu
— Tillotama Shome (@TillotamaShome) April 13, 2018
— Mini Mathur (@minimathur) April 13, 2018
Rape is an act of violence. It should be banned.
I am Hindustan.
I am Ashamed.#JusticeForOurChild #JusticeForAasifa
8 years old. Gangraped. Murdered.
In 'Devi' – sthaan temple. #Kathua and lest we forget #unnao
Shame on us. #BreaktheSilence #EndTheComplicity #ActNow #BanRape pic.twitter.com/lMAreG956F
— Aahana Kumra (@AahanaKumra) April 13, 2018