As the horrific details of the Kathua gangrape and murder shook the world. The amount of torture faced by the eight-year-old girl, who was first abducted then drugged and raped repeatedly, left people across the country outraged and ashamed. And to add to the pain, scathing remarks by politicians irked people more.
The same time, the inaction in the Unnao rape case left people furious. As, even after several complaints, no action was taken against the accused BJP leader Kuldeep Singh Sengar for the longest of time. Finally, after the intervention of the Allahabad High Court, the CBI arrested him late on Friday (April 13).
Netizens fumed on social media questioning the inaction and careless remarks by a few politicians. They expressed their concern, question the safety of girls in this environment. With more and more rape cases being reported daily, even celebrities joined in the protest and campaigned for justice for the victims.
With #JusticeForOurChild, celebrities along with others have been putting up photos of themselves with a poster asking for actions. With a message reading “I am Hindustan. I am Ashamed. 8 years old. Gangraped. Murdered. In ‘Devi’-sthaan temple. #Kathua” people are questioning how safe little girls are in India.
From Bollywood stars like Sonam Kapoor and Swara Bhaskar to TV personalities like Shruti Seth and Riddhi Dogra, all joined in under a common social media campaign.
— Sonam Kapoor (@sonamakapoor) April 13, 2018
— Nandini (@Kareenandini) April 14, 2018
Its not about Hindu VS Muslim . Its about those inhuman people who exist in our society . Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere . Lets come all together and fight against injustice ??#JusticeforAsifa #JusticeforUnnao #Justiceforourchild #WakeupGovernment pic.twitter.com/zFMQUoswYV
— sonu sood (@SonuSood) April 13, 2018
— Sanjiv Bhatt (IPS) (@sanjivbhatt) April 13, 2018
Don't let this matter be pushed aside by the news-cycle driven media. Raise your voice, put up your own pictures and tag me. pic.twitter.com/hf5oj3uyBJ
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) April 13, 2018
With a heavy heart I sleep tonight knowing there is a mother dealing with an irreplaceable loss of her child. But I also sleep with hope in my heart that so many voices stood up today to give her strength.
उम्मीद पे दुनिया क़ायम हैं। #JusticeForOurChild
— Shruti Seth (@SethShruti) 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
— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) April 13, 2018
— Mini Mathur (@minimathur) April 13, 2018