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Bollywood condemns those who defend rapists in the name of nationalism and Hindutva

Among a host of other Bollywood personalities, Ranvir Shorey attacked the people who defended the accused in the name of religion while Richa Chadha assumed the defenders of the alleged rapists were devout, practising, ritualistic Hindus

Mumbai/New Delhi: Angry, ashamed and heartbroken is how the Indian film industry personalities described their feelings over the Unnao and Kathua rapes and demanded swift action against the perpetrators.

Celebrities such as Javed Akhtar, Abhishek Bachchan, and Hansal Mehta took to social media to condemn the two brutal incidents that have shocked the nation.

In Unnao, a teen rape survivor claimed BJP MP Kuldeep Singh Sengar had raped her in 2017. Ever since, she says, she has approached the authorities for justice to no avail. Her father was killed allegedly by the kin and henchmen of the accused MLA while the man was in judicial custody. The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government has filed a first information report against Sengar and arrested his brother.

In Kathua, an eight-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by six men who had held her in captivity in a small temple village for a week in January. She was drugged so that she could be sexually assaulted again before being bludgeoned to death.

Noted screenwriter Javed Akhtar said it was high time that people came forward in support of women rights.

shared the victim’s picture and hashtagged her name.

Director Hansal Mehta retweeted The New York Times piece which detailed how the victim’s rape and murder led to protests by Hindu nationalists who defended the accused in the case.

also shared the same article and called out fake nationals and fake Hindus in her tweet.

Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar pleaded the case of an eight-year-old who was subjected to unspeakable brutalities.

Bhasker wrote,

Actor-comic Vir Das asked the people to set aside political differences and unite to fight the perpetrators of the crime.

Riteish Deshmukh wrote,

Filmmaker Shirish Kunder shared a news article and wrote,

Tisca Chopra tweeted, too:

Actor Rahul Bose called the incidents gut-wrenching.

Actors Ranvir Shorey attacked the people who defended the accused in the name of religion while Richa Chadha assumed the defenders of the alleged rapists were devout, practising, ritualistic Hindus.

 

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