Renuka Shahane’s powerful post on rape is a must-read

Actor Renuka Shahane, who is quite the social media activist and has spoken up on various social and political issues of currency, recently wrote about rape and how “the religion of the victim or the religion of the rapist should never matter!”

In a long and powerful post, she wrote how rape is a “crime against humanity” and “[n]o religion and no political party is greater than the ideals of humanity”. Shahane’s post comes after the gruesome gangrape and murder of eight-year-old Kathua rape-murder victim and rape charges by a 17-year-old girl in Unnao against a BJP MLA sent shockwaves across the nation.

“Anyone who rapes a child should not be allowed to live. Anybody who plans to rape a child and anyone who helps in planning the rape or helps in destroying evidence or helps in keeping quiet about it for money, ceases to be human,” she wrote in her impassioned post.

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Perhaps referring to the support groups that have come up for the accused in the case, Shahane wrote, “Let us not cease to be humans by supporting any vile rapists whatever their political or religious affiliations…Appalled that some human beings can actually support rapists!!!”

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“The religion of the victim or the religion of the rapist should never matter! It is of no consequence which political party the rapists are affiliated to. Rape is a crime against humanity. Period! No religion and no political party is greater than the ideals of humanity. Anybody who rapes is inhuman. Anybody who plans a rape does not deserve to live. Anyone who rapes a child should not be allowed to live. Anybody who plans to rape a child and anyone who helps in planning the rape or helps in destroying evidence or helps in keeping quiet about it for money, ceases to be human.

 Let us not cease to be humans by supporting any vile rapists whatever their political or religious   affiliations. Let us not make a tamasha of rapes!!! Appalled that some human beings can actually   support rapists!!! Shocked beyond belief!  RIP humanity!!!”

Read her full post here


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