What happened to Asifa and Unnao is a matter of national shame. The ugly state of affairs in the country is a talking point and what’s even worse is the political reactions to these issues, which are only centred around religious hate.

First, in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir, an eight-year-old Asifa is repeatedly raped inside the prayer hall of a temple after being sedated with drugs. Three months later, when the case comes to public notice, we learn the main accused include two policemen, one politician and his nephew. And on the other hand, in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh a teenage rape survivor makes it to the headlines after her father dies in custody for seeking the UP Chief Minister’s help. Further, we learn the accused in this case is Kuldeep Singh Sengar, a BJP MLA.

#JusticeforAsifa

This morning witnessed a campaign on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, by many known faces in the Bollywood, who pleaded for #JusticeforAsifa. As the horrific details of the two rape cases unfold celebrities and commoners alike are expressing their anger and shock at the dismal state of affairs. Appalled by these shameful incidents, the celebrities are demanding for justice in their own way. Through their social media posts, they are also encouraging their fans and followers to do the same.

Actors like Swara Bhasker, Anushka Sharma, Nimrit Kaur, Kalki Koechlin, Gul Panag, Konkana Sen Sharma and many others took to Twitter and started tweeting photos of them saying – I’m a Hindustani, I’m Ashamed.

Soon enough Javed and Farhan Akhtar, Rajkumar Rao, Akshay Kumar, Badshah, Kamal Hassan everyone demanded justice for Asifa.

Here are some tweets by celebrities, condemning the crime and demanding  justice for the two girls:

Also Read: Asifa another Nirbhaya: We need collective disobedience against rape in India

Featured image credit: Hindustan Times

Bhawana is an intern with SheThePeople.Tv

 

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