NEW DELHI: With the outrage over the horrifying gangrape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua growing louder across the nation, the Bollywood fraternity too could not hold in the rage anymore.
The recent investigation into the January incident has unfolded the gory details of the crime that was allegedly committed inside a temple where the girl was sedated, raped a multiple times, and later murdered and thrown in the woods.
Ashamed and enraged, Bollywood now demands #JusticeForOurChild. Celebrities like Sonam Kapoor, Vishal Dadlani, Kalki Koechlin, Richa Chadha and many others have posted pictures on their social media holding placards with a message demanding justice for the victim. People have followed in their footsteps, which has given way to a new trend that is purely and wholly for a social cause.
The latest to join the list is Kareena Kapoor, who took to Instagram and posted a photo with the placard that read, “I am Hindustan. I am Ashamed. #JusticeForOurChild 8 years old. Gangraped. Murdered in ‘Devi’-sthaan temple. #Kathua”
A couple of days ago, Sonam Kapoor Kalki Koechlin, Radhika Apte, Swara Bhaskar, Gul Panag posted a similar picture on Twitter, holding out placards with these words on them, “I am Hindustan. I am Ashamed. #Justiceforourchild 8-year-old gang-raped. Murdered. In ‘Devi’- sthaan Temple. #Kathua.”
— Gul Panag (@GulPanag) April 13, 2018
Deeply ashamed and upset. pic.twitter.com/5502Iq40CH
— Konkona Sensharma (@konkonas) April 13, 2018
— Kalki केकला (@kalkikanmani) April 13, 2018
Don't let this matter be pushed aside by the news-cycle driven media. Raise your voice, put up your own pictures and tag me. pic.twitter.com/hf5oj3uyBJ
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) April 13, 2018
— manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) April 13, 2018
While, celebs like Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar took to Twitter to seek justice for victim.
The fiery posts by Bollywood celebrities started on Thursday when celebs have stormed the internet to give out the message to society.
“How many more children like baby victim will be sacrificed at the intersect of religion & politics? How many more children will have to suffer unimaginable crimes before we wake up? I’m disgusted. It’s time for swift action. We owe it to victim and to humanity. #justicefor____,” Priyanka Chopra tweeted.’
How many more children like baby Asifa will be sacrificed at the intersect of religion & politics? How many more children will have to suffer unimaginable crimes before we wake up? I’m disgusted. It’s time for swift action. We owe it to Asifa and to humanity. #justiceforAsifa.
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) April 12, 2018
Akshay Kumar wrote, “Yet again we’ve failed as a society. Can’t think straight as more chilling details on little 8 year old’s case emerge…her innocent face refuses to leave me. Justice must be served, hard and fast!”
Yet again we've failed as a society. Can't think straight as more chilling details on little Asifa's case emerge…her innocent face refuses to leave me. Justice must be served, hard and fast! https://t.co/xrW5RVffLe
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 12, 2018
In recent developments on the case, two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, Chandra Prakash Ganga and Lal Singh, resigned following accusations of attending a rally in support of the miscreants responsible for the crime.