Bollywood expresses their outrage over the Asifa rape and murder case
The world was shocked at the news of the rape of 8 year old Asifa. The little girl was brutally gang raped and murdered over a torture of 7 days in the Kathua region of Jammu Kashmir. The politicization and radicalization of this case has been the last straw for the case and the citizens cannot keep their cool anymore, over the justice denied to the girl and her family. Social media users have openly expressed their rage, questioning and reprimanding the government for its lack of ability to deliver justice and urging the authorities to look beyond polarization and communalism in such a grave case of inhumanity.
Celebs are also posting pictures with a sign that says, “I am Hindustan. I am Ashamed. #JusticeforAsifa 8-year old gang-raped. Murdered. In ‘Devi’-sthaan Temple. #Kathua”. Gul Panag, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar, Kalki Koechlin, and many more have posted pictures with these to give out the message that the country should be ashamed of such incidents. Sonam tweeted, “Ashamed, appalled, and disgusted by Fake Nationals and Fake Hindus. Can’t believe this is happening in my country.”
The film fraternity has also openly criticized the lawmakers and have come in support of Asifa. They have expressed their rage on social media. Angry tweets have surfaced by celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Akshay Kumar, Hrithik Roshan, and so on.
Many other celebrities like Vir Das, Javed Akhtar, Aditi Rao Hydari, Anushka Sharma, Karan Johar, Jimmy Shergill, Neha Kakkar, Twinkle Khanna, Diana Penty, Dia Mirza, Ayushman Khurrana, and many more have commented on this atrocious crime.