Renuka Shahane posted a series of four pictures on Facebook asking for the Ban on Rape, Female Foeticide and Sexual Molestation. It’s been a day and it has already garnered over 6000 shares. Renuka, often remembered for her role in Hum Aapke Hai Kaun is also known for taking stands on social media on various social and political issues.

Renuka Shahane did not shy away in putting out her bold opinion over the continual call for nan of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film. The first picture is of protesters holding a banner which reads ‘Ban Padmavat’ over which the actress has marked a red cross indicating disapproval of the claims. She then posted a  series of three pictures which read:

  1. Ban Rape
  2. Ban Female Foeticide
  3. and Ban Sexual Molestation

Padmaavat has been at the receiving end ever since it has been announced. After a thread of protests by the Rajput Karni Sena, the makers were forced to postpone the film’s release and were also under scrutiny. Now, the film has been passed by CBFC with five modifications and is due to reach the audience this week. Despite the Supreme Court’s green signal, Karni Sena is determined to deter the release of the film.

The post highlights the dire need for all of us to differentiate between real and trivial issues.

Every day we read about horrific crime cases against women in our newspapers. Basic rights of safety, security and freedom have been curbed from the women of our country. Women have to think from a million angles before they take a decision on any matter. That’s the state of women in our country.  If a rape case happens, its spoken for about a couple of hours and then gets vanished.

This trivial case of the release of the movie has been dominating the front pages for weeks and it’s time we all get over with it. ‘We’ include all the protesters as well who don’t seem to be understanding basic things.

As reported in Indian Express, Karni Sena has called for a curfew at cinema halls so as to stop the release of the film. Lokendra Kalvi, who heads the Sena, claimed that he was willing to court arrest or be shot in a bid to prevent the film’s release. As of now, the Supreme Court ruled that ban on the film’s release by four states as illegal and asked them to provide security to cinema halls.

People all across the country have been eagerly waiting for the movie. Support has flooded from every corner of the country and many celebrities have joined in too. As Renuka has symbolically put it, let us all focus on pressing issues that need our intervention rather than wasting precious time on curbing the right to freedom of expression.

Picture Credit: Times Now

Also Read: Padmavati-Padmavat: What is the Big Difference?

Reshma is an intern with SheThepeople.TV

 

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