New Delhi: The horrific rape case of an eight-year-old in Kathua has shaken the entire nation. Prominent figures from various walks of life are joining the force to condemn crime against women.
Holding up placards that read, "I am Hindustan. I am Ashamed, fearless actors Swara Bhaskar, Kalki Koechlin, Richa Chadha among others have taken to Twitter to protest against the Kathua rape case.
Abhishek Bachchan shared the 8-year-old rape victim's picture and hashtagged her name. Director Hansal Mehta retweeted The New York Times piece which detailed how her rape and murder led to protests by Hindu nationalists who defended the accused in the case.
"Inhuman!!! Appalling !!!!! Justice has to has to be served!!!!!," tweeted Karan Johar.
Is this nationalism Mehta wrote alongside the link. Sonam Kapoor also shared the same article and called out fake nationals and fake Hindus in her tweet.
Anushka Sharma wrote, "The cruelest form of evil is harming an innocent child. What is happening to the world we live in??? These people should be given the most severe punishment there is! Where are we heading as humanity? Shaken to my core."
Anupam Kher tweeted, "Shocked, saddened & angry!!"
Parineeti Chopra posted, "HOW do human beings go through evil acts on another human? During an act, how do they not stop? Is there no concience? No guilt? No regret? No humanity? HOWWW do you allow yourself to go through raping and killing a child?! Cannot understand it."
Twinkle Khanna wrote, "I look at this first as a mother and it’s completely heartbreaking, as a woman I feel rage and as an Indian I am absolutely ashamed."
(With inputs from IANS)