As the country witnesses one of the worst tragedies in recent times, a tragedy that has shaken the faith in humanity for millions of people, Bollywood has finally shown the courage to demand Justice For Asifa.
A beautiful young child, smothered, beaten, raped by monsters, the unspeakable horrors that Asifa went through, has united not just Indians, but people all over the world as the outrage and voices rise against an establishment that is afraid to prosecute the culprits of this heinous crime. Twitter has been overwhelmed by the voices that demand Justice For Asifa, as not only the common people, but even influential personalities uniting under one voice, the voice for empathy.
Bollywood has been at the receiving end of a plethora of criticisms for not speaking up on issues that plague the rest of the country, but what transpired in Kathua, Jammu earlier this year was tough to ignore.
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Outspoken and frequent dissenters from Bollywood as Richa Chadha, Farhan Akhtar and journalists Sagarika Ghose, Barkha Dutt have been accompanied by many more horrified celebrties when it comes to helping mount the pressure on the government to prosecute the 8 accused who sedated, beat, raped and killed an innocent 8 year old child.
It’s moments like this when a clear choice must be made.
We can come together as a people to protect the lives and rights of our women & children
We can allow people to put personal agendas above law & humanity
What kind of nation do We want to be? #Justice #Kathua #Unnao
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) April 13, 2018
#JusticeForOurChild #KathuaCoverUp #Unnao #EndRape #NoMoreRapeyCops #NoMoreRapistsInParliament pic.twitter.com/TkV92rGyGx
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) April 13, 2018
Justice needs to be done … for the sake of keeping our faith in the judiciary and the system alive .. I really hope and pray justice is done .. and soon.. #UnnaoHorror #UnnaoRapeCase
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) April 12, 2018
#UnnaoCase #Asifa ..as a parent my heart screams in pain…how much more will we tolerate as a society.. how long will we be silent to such acts of communalising crimes..when will our conscience wake up to question..to fight..and put an end to this communal narrative #justasking
— Prakash Raj (@prakashraaj) April 13, 2018
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
THEY are monsters, they drugged, raped and murdered a little girl. THEY are monsters, they defended the crime in the name of religion.
WE are monsters if we don’t raise our voices and make sure they are punished…#JusticeforAsifa #LoveForAsifa #HumanityForAsifa #IndiaForAsifa pic.twitter.com/8rIqGvik8y
— Aditi Rao Hydari (@aditiraohydari) April 13, 2018
No humanity left! Frightening to even read about the gory details of the heinous act on a fragile little girl! #JusticeForAsifa pic.twitter.com/cBLyOZ5Keu
— Sayyeshaa (@sayyeshaa) April 13, 2018
It breaks my heart to pieces thinking about whatever happened to Asifa. When will they stop doing this to girls?? Are they really Humans? I don’t think so.. It’s HIGH TIME! We Can’t let this Happen Again!! Plz!! #JusticeForAsifa ?? pic.twitter.com/ARIrXNOBrK
— Neha Kakkar (@iAmNehaKakkar) April 13, 2018
Ab bhi jiska khoon na khaula, khoon nahin woh paani hai.#JusticeForAsifa #JusticeForUnnao #JusticeForOurChild #WakeUpTheGovernment#ArrestTheGuilty
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
This has to stop. Give us strength to help stop it. #JusticeForAsifa. Let’s think beyond. #kathua #unnao pic.twitter.com/zP7F37v4v5
— Sai (@SaieTamhankar) April 13, 2018
The cruelest of crime! Sickening to the core. Justice needs to be served! Laws should be amended and made more stringent for atrocities like these!!! #justiceforasifa pic.twitter.com/9cnBS5Su2g
— vaani kapoor (@Vaaniofficial) April 13, 2018
Humanity is dead. How much more has to happen. We have to stand together and fight before it happens to anyone again. M sorry this nation wasn’t safe for you. #JusticeforAsifa
— Esha Gupta (@eshagupta2811) April 13, 2018
This wick will never fades away. This wick will become a wild fire. And that fire will burry the ruthless administration that rend the virtuous women body. This lamp is lighted by RG for Asifa. #JusticeforAsifa. pic.twitter.com/Anataf28qe
— Fairoz Khan (@Fairoz_JK) April 13, 2018
To starve, drug, rape and then murder an 8 year old child. Can’t believe this has happened. Sounds horrifying but imagine her horror when she went through it all. #JusticeforAsifa
— Shraddha (@ShraddhaKapoor) April 12, 2018
I have had numerous people accuse me of being anti-Hindu for discussing the rape and murder of a child in Kashmir. She was held in a temple for days while she was raped. Maybe we need to rethink who is anti-Hindu here. https://t.co/ZSTtakMYLN #JusticeforAsifa
— Audrey Truschke (@AudreyTruschke) April 12, 2018
Filled with so much anger and disgust over what has happened with Asifa. Only demons would inflict cruelty like this on an 8 year old. Pray for her soul, fight for #JusticeForAsifa. These atrocities need to end and it needs to end now.
— Sidharth Malhotra (@S1dharthM) April 12, 2018
We have failed as a society! Being a father, I am shaken and filled with anger reading about what happened to a 8 year old kid. My heart goes out to Asifa's family. I refuse to accept we really let THIS happen. Justice has to be served NOW. #JusticeforAsifa
— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) April 12, 2018
We need to fight for justice for this child. We cannot continue to allow these things to happen. We must not move on or get over this we all have to react asifa was India’s daughter we cannot fail her we need #JusticeforAsifa pic.twitter.com/MK3czCJCnZ
— Varun DAN Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) April 12, 2018
Don’t know who to say what to.. don’t know if making a statement on social media is in anyway a contribution to retribution.. it has happened before .. it has happened again .. how will it stop ?? Extreme Examples have to be made .. #JusticeforAsifa #Kathua #Unnao pic.twitter.com/bFOoTWxfcI
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) April 12, 2018
Shame. Shame on us for letting religious & political issues come in the way of humanity. Shame on us for waking up to this heinous crime months later,after international media has highlighted it. Shame on us for not being able to protect the girls of our country. #JusticeForAsifa
— Sonali Bendre Behl (@iamsonalibendre) April 12, 2018
This is evil. Diabolical.
Imagine this innocent 8-year old child.
Crying as rapists mount her, one after the other.
Can you feel her terror?
Hear her dying sobs?
Now imagine she’s your daughter.
Will you speak up for her?#JusticeForAsifa pic.twitter.com/cvamtaVMVk
— Rakesh Sharma (@rakeshfilm) April 12, 2018
The BJP in Jammu may have been exposed its communal colours by 'defending' the rape accused but why is Congress party not raising its voice either? Or is their relative silence also a case of surrendering to Hindu extremists? What matters more:justice or votes? #JusticeforAsifa
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) April 11, 2018
It is heartning to see #Jammu Chamber of Commerce an Industry not supporting the bandh call given by Bar Asociation Jammu for pressing d demand to handover #JusticeforAsifa case to CBI. JCCI president Rakesh Gupta has shown maturity/ sense of responsibility. Must be apprecaited.
— Shujaat Bukhari (@bukharishujaat) April 10, 2018
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.#JusticeforAsifa
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) April 12, 2018
Strong, clear cut action against fiends who commit and defend rape. Standing up for our girls inviolable right to live. If our country does have laws then where is the justice? #Kathua #JusticeforAsifa #BetiBachao #EnoughIsEnogh #India #areyoulistening #ourgreatleader pic.twitter.com/juRZqMa4zu
— Tillotama Shome (@TillotamaShome) April 13, 2018
Time to call them what they are: #PseudoHindus & #PseudoNationalists– the scum who use Hinduism and Patriotism as cover for bigotry and rape. let's make this trend. #JusticeforAsifa #Unnao https://t.co/NLfUiteJQT
— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) April 13, 2018
Our hearts burn with tears & rage. #JusticeForOurChild#Kathua#JusticeforAsifa pic.twitter.com/TBaGVCpqZw
— Mini Mathur (@minimathur) April 13, 2018
Every child deserves to be protected, to learn, to play, to be loved and nurtured. They are the future! A crime against a child is a crime against the people. #JusticeforAsifa
— Manushi Chhillar (@ManushiChhillar) April 13, 2018
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. #JusticeforAsifa
— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) April 12, 2018
Hindu citizens of India, we who are legatees of Kabir, Mira, Krishna Chaitanya and Ramakrishna, we must say with all our might, we are born as Hindus but NO, Hindutva is NOT our religion. #JusticeforAsifa #JusticeforAsifa
— Sagarika Ghose (@sagarikaghose) April 13, 2018
We all know about an 8 yr old girl ASIFA murdered after brutal gang rape.Sad that always BJP is supporting such culprits..Shame BJP.
We Want justice#JusticeforAsifa #JusticeForAshifa #Kathua #BhajpaSeBetiBachao pic.twitter.com/nbJeHwHW3I
— Ajaz Khan (@AjazkhanActor) April 12, 2018
This is the reality of Narendra Modi's Beti Bachao Beti Padhao abhyan. BJP backed lawyers backing a child rapist and murderer. #JusticeForAshifa https://t.co/EdoxPCwPWm
— Shehla Rashid (@Shehla_Rashid) April 10, 2018
If words could kill I would shoot him. The accused Deepak Khajuria. My hands are shaking as I post this. HE KILLED THAT CHILD after raping her several times over. #justiceforashifa pic.twitter.com/qQR5iFSKKF
— Shehryar Khanum (@shehryar_khanum) April 12, 2018
Atrocities have happened all through our history. Yes, even under Congress rule. Yet, that's no justification. These are not numbers. These are people!
Whichsoever be the government of the day, it has to answer for this.
This is unpardonable.#JusticeForAsifa#JusticeForUnnao
— Sanjiv Bhatt (IPS) (@sanjivbhatt) April 12, 2018
And when all else fails – Blame Pakistan! Well done!#JusticeforAsifa pic.twitter.com/bj3sDgmpKU
— Atul Khatri (@one_by_two) April 13, 2018
When does this end? Where does this end? Will it ever end?