Sunday, 22 April 2018

Kathua-Unnao Case, Outrages On Twitter Bollywood, Sports icons tweet their despair #JusticeforAsifa. NY Times tweet gets ashamed, shocked reactions

The Kathua rape-murder case and Unnao rape may not have elicited strong reactions from Prime Minister Modi, known otherwise to be active and vocal on international developments, India at large seems utterly sickened and disgusted by the recent crimes against women.

Bollywood celebrities and sports icons of the country have tweeted angry reactions to the two crimes that have given a rude shock to the country. The collective conscience of celebrities and ‘social media influencers’ in India has suddenly stirred.

Farhan Akhtar: 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.

7:00 AM – 12 Apr 2018

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

Ritesh Deshmukh: 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

Boman Irani (reacting to Ritesh Deshmukh’s tweet)

This is dark and demonic. Well put @Riteishd

Dia Mirza : My heart is broken and I am filled with anger and disgust. Asifa has suffered and gone at the hands of criminals who have also evidently murdered our collective conscience! #Asifa #Kathua #Unnao

Arjun Kapoor : A life is lost a childhood taken & 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 & its leaders still don’t respect woman or lives.

Barkha Dutt: The #Kathua & #Unnao Rapes hold up a mirror to the worst in us- religious hatred & class bias (in Media too). They marched for rapists in #Jammu but we, the People, did not march for the women. Nothing changed after #Nirbhaya-my @washingtonpost column

Richa Chaddha: 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://twitter.com/nytimes/status/984114107753353218 …

9:48 AM – Apr 12, 2018

Swara Bhaskar:   8 year old girl was gangraped & murdered in a temple because she belonged to a Muslim tribe that Hindu right wing goons wanted evicted from their area! #Kathua #India this is on us!!!! If in #Delhi pls join TODAY #JusticeforAsifa

11:56 AM – Apr 12, 2018

Ayushman Khurana: A child deserves only love irrespective of caste, color, religion. And a rapist deserves only punishment irrespective of caste, color, religion. #Asifa

2:09 PM – Apr 12, 2018

Neha Dhupia

Humanity has it an all time low …. only one path to redemption #JusticeforAsifa

1:19 PM – Apr 12, 2018

Shirish Kunder: Please read this. If your blood boils, please share it. Because at a time when there’s a section of people supporting these monsters, it’ll mean some humanity is still alive.http://indianexpress.com/article/india/kathua-chargesheet-in-jk-child-gangrape-rituals-a-chilling-invite-and-a-police-cover-up-5132283/ …

9:53 PM – Apr 11, 2018

Atul Kasbekar: U CANNOT BE SILENT WHEN AN 8 YR OLD GIRL HAS BEEN KIDNAPPED, DRUGGED, TORTURED, REPEATEDLY GANG RAPED FOR DAYS AND THEN MURDERED! THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ANY RELIGION AND EVERYTHING TO DO WITH HUMANITY AND JUSTICE
PLS DEMAND #JUSTICEFORASIFA http://indianexpress.com/article/india/kathua-chargesheet-in-jk-child-gangrape-rituals-a-chilling-invite-and-a-police-cover-up-5132283/ …

9:50 AM – Apr 12, 2018

Gautam Gambhir:  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. #KathuaMurderCase #UnnaoRapeCase

3:07 PM – Apr 12, 2018

Sania Mirza:  Is this really the kind of country we want to be known as to the world today ?? If 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 sick to the stomach

11:58 AM – Apr 12, 2018

Dr. Shirin Abbas is the Bureau Chief "TheIndiaObserver.Com". She is a world-renowned journalist, winner of several national and international awards for her contribution to Media Research.The first recipient of the prestigious British Chevening Scholarship for Print Journalism in 1999 from her state of Uttar Pradesh. Under the same, she studied at the School of Media, Communication, and Design at the University Of Westminster, London and interned with The Irish Times, Dublin. She has been a journalist for over three decades, working at several national English dailies in North India. She completed her PhD. in Mass Communication in 2016.

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