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How Bollywood and Internet Influencers Reacted to Kathua & Unnao Gang Rape Case

"Imagine what goes through the mind of an 8 yr old as she is drugged, held captive, gang raped over days and then murdered. If you don’t feel her terror, you are not human. If you don’t demand Asifa get justice, you belong to nothing.” — Farhan Akhtar

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Few days after gang rape of 18 year old in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh, allegedly by a BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, we hear yet another horrendous case of gang rape and murder of 8 year old ‘Asifa’ in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir. Asifa was held captive inside a ‘Devisthan’ and drugged, gang raped by 6 men over days and then murdered. After stony silence regarding the case since January, conscience of celebrities and social media influencers stirred after details of the nightmarish case were made public.

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Flurry of tweets came back-to-back within span of hours and #Asifa was trending all over the internet. Film fraternity, sportspersons, writers and others expressed their anger over the atrocious act and demanded justice for Asifa on twitter. We bring you a glimpse of the anger and rage among common men and the celebs that broke out on Twitter on #UnnaoRape & #KathuaRape

“Imagine what goes through the mind of an 8 yr old as she is drugged, held captive, gang raped over days and then murdered.
If you don’t feel her terror, you are not human.
If you don’t demand Asifa get justice, you belong to nothing.”
— Farhan Akhtar





“A 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

“Yet again we’ve failed as a society. Can’t think straight as more chilling details on little Asifa’s  case emerge… her innocent face refuses to leave me. Justice must be served, hard and fast!”
-Akshay Kumar

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“All those who wish justice for women should stand up and raise their voices against the rapists and their protectors in Unnao and Kathua.”
— Javed Akhtar

“Please do not turn the rape and murder of an 8 year old into a political circus. The religion/politics of the accused or the girl should not be relevant! The only truth is that she is the victim, they are the criminals and there is no excuse for what they have done! #kathua”
— Sophie Choudry

“Ashamed, appalled and disgusted by fake nationals and fake Hindus. I cannot believe this is happening in my country.”
-Sonam Kapoor

“A child deserves only love irrespective of caste, colour, religion. And a rapist deserves only punishment irrespective of caste, colour, religion. #Asifa”
-Ayushmann Khurrana


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“A life is lost a childhood taken and yet everything is politically connected leading to a so called secular country getting divided on caste & religion because that digresses from the reality that our country, the silent government and its leaders still don’t respect women or lives.”
-Arjun Kapoor





While Bollywood A- listers came forward to demand justice for Asifa and punishment for the rapists through their tweets, sportspersons also joined the fray.

“Heartbroken and at loss of words at the horror 8 year old Asifa had to endure. It’s a murder of humanity. Justice must be delivered.”
-Virender Sehwag


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“Is this really the kind of country we want to be known to the world today?? Of we can’t stand up now for this 8 year old girl regardless of our gender, caste, colour or religion then we don’t stand for anything in this world… not even humanity.. makes me stick to stomach.”
-Sania Mirza

“Indian consciousness was raped in Unnao and then in Kathua. It’s now being murdered in corridors of our stinking systems. Come on ‘Mr System’ show us if you have the balls to punish the perpetrators, I challenge you.”
-Gautam Gambhir


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