Actor Renuka Shahane, who is known to be a social activist and has spoken about various social and political issues on social media, has now raised her voice against rape. She wrote her post on Facebook about how ‘the religion of the victim or the religion of the rapist should never matter.’ In a long and powerful post, she insisted that rape is a ‘crime against humanity’ and ‘no religion and no political party is greater than the ideals of humanity.’ She further wrote in her post, “Anyone who rapes a child should not be allowed to live. Anybody who plans to rape a child and anyone who helps in planning the rape or helps in destroying evidence or helps in keeping quiet about it for money ceases to be human.”

Shahane’s post comes after the gruesome rape and murder of eight-year-old in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir, and rape charges of a 17-year-old in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh, against a BJP MLA has stunned the nation. Shahane also referred to the support given to the rape accused and wrote, “Let us not cease to be humans by supporting any vile rapists whatever their political or religious affiliations…Appalled that some human beings can actually support rapists!!!”

Read her full Post here

The religion of the victim or the religion of the rapist should never matter! It is of no consequence which political party the rapists are affiliated to. Rape is a crime against humanity. Period! No religion and no political party is greater than the ideals of humanity. Anybody who rapes is inhuman. Anybody who plans a rape does not deserve to live. Anyone who rapes a child should not be allowed to live. Anybody who plans to rape a child and anyone who helps in planning the rape or helps in destroying evidence or helps in keeping quiet about it for money, ceases to be human.

Let us not cease to be humans by supporting any vile rapists whatever their political or religious affiliations. Let us not make a tamasha of rapes!!! Appalled that some human beings can actually support rapists!!! Shocked beyond belief!

RIP humanity!!!

Earlier, Renuka Shahane had shared a post against the ban on the movie ‘Padmavat’ where she insisted on banning rape, female foeticide and sexual molestation instead of banning a fictional movie.