An eight-year-old girl was raped and killed in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.
In Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao, a teenage girl alleged that she was raped by ruling BJP legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who has been arrested by the CBI, which is investgating the case.
The vicious murder case of Asifa; an 8-year-old girl has shaken the entire nation. Massive rage took place throughout the country, and now, Bollywood – the nation’s largest film industry is taking it to the streets to mark their anger.
Several Bollywood celebrities, including Rajkummar Rao, Twinkle Khanna, Akshay Kumar and Kalki Koechlin, joined a protest to demand justice for the victims in the Kathua and Unnao rape cases, which have caused nation-wide outrage. The protest held saw hundreds of people gathered at Carter Road holding placards with messages such as ‘Don’t let this movement fade away’. Veteran actor Helen, who was also present at the protest, told reporters, “I’m ashamed, I’m sad. I have no words to tell you… It’s horrifying. What will be the punishment? After a few days, they will make you forget about it. What can we do? The higher authorities should come forward.”
The protest also had other Bollywood personalities such as actors Aditi Rao Hydari, Patralekhaa, Sameera Reddy, singers Sona Mohapatra, Anushka Manchanda and music composer Vishal Dadlani, among others. Actor Priyanka Chopra, who is currently in Ireland, had shared the invite for the protest on Twitter and appealed to people to attend it. “If you can make it, please do. We all agree that armchair activism isn’t enough. There is strength in numbers and in unity,” she tweeted.
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) April 14, 2018
Celebrities came out on streets to express their agony and call out for justice for the little innocent ones.
Celebrities have been posting Tweets regarding this incident.
Be clear about one thing- Little Asifa is NOT a ‘Hindu Muslim’ issue…It’s a ‘Humanity’ issue. PERIOD. Those trying 2 incite a religious divide thru it are evil & opportunistic exploiters of the highest order.
Asifa was India’s daughter & THAT’S what matters! #JusticeforAsifa pic.twitter.com/BAU7uhU8JU
— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) April 15, 2018
— Juhi Chawla (@iam_juhi) April 15, 2018
— Sonam Kapoor (@sonamakapoor) April 13, 2018
— Kareena Kapoor Khan (@KareenaOnline) April 14, 2018