The two cases of rape and murder, this week one of the Shepherd girl in Kathua in Jammu Kashmir and the other in Unnao , Uttar Pradesh have been moments of national shame. In Unnao, the survivor’s father died in police custody after he reportedly urged the force to register a case against the accused. The survivor has now been going from pillar to pillar, while living in the fear of losing her uncle, too
Union Minister VK Singh was first among central ministers to add his voice to the spiralling outrage over the gang-rape and murder of an eight-year-old in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir, which has jolted India. “We have failed Asifa as humans. But she will not be denied justice,” the junior foreign minister tweeted.
Jammu Kashmir Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti tweeted “The Law will not be obstructed by the irresponsible actions & statements of a group of people. Proper procedures are being followed, investigations are on the fast track & justice will be delivered,” Mehbooba said in a tweet.
Bollywood celebrities, too, have spoken against the atrocities and expressed their solidarity. Celebrities have also called out ‘fake Hindus nationalists’ who were opposing the making of a charge sheet in the Kathua rape case. It was only after members of the Bakarwal tribe, which the victim was a part of, took to the streets to protest that the charge sheet was filed.
here are some tweets:
LET THE WORLD KNOW WE DEFEND OUR RAPISTS,we commit atrocities in places of worship and desecrate the Flag. Thank God international press isn’t for sale.Hopefully bad PR may get the administration to act?Also,a woman as a CM is such a poor joke @mehbooba.Aisi bhi kya alliance ? https://t.co/mGEOfZjxzy
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) April 12, 2018
Gut wrenching. Unimaginable depravity that is disturbing on so many levels. Our response will decide what we have become as a society. The Indian Express https://t.co/Ku278wM7Oc
— Rahul Bose (@RahulBose1) April 12, 2018
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 (@FarOutAkhtar) April 12, 2018
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 (@Riteishd) April 12, 2018