The Kathua rape and murder case has left the world in a state of shock, grief, disappointment and anger. The case of an 8-year-old minor being kidnapped, sedated and brutally gang raped over days and then eventually murdered has left us seething with anger. The gruesome and heartbreaking incident has left Twitterati flooding the social media timeline with angry reactions and posts over what happened to the little, innocent girl. Yesteday, we saw how Bollywood celebrities like Anushka Sharma, Abhishek Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Anil Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Farhan Akhtar, Javed Akhtar, Kalki Koechlin, Richa Chadha, Vir Das, Atul Kasbekar among others take to social media to condemn this horrific act and express their anger and disappointment and demand justice for the little girl.
Each of them are holding a placard that reads, “I AM HINDUSTAN. I AM ASHAMED. #JUSTICEFOROURCHILD 8 YEARS OLD. GANGRAPED. MURDERED. IN ‘DEVI’- STHAAN TEMPLE. #KATHUA”, and asking justice for the 8-year-old girl who was raped and left to die in a temple earlier this year. One of the actresses to pose with the placard was Kareena Kapoor Khan. Her Veere Di Wedding co-star, Swara Bhaskar shared the pic on her Twitter page and said, “#KareenaKapoorKhan #IndiaAgainstRape #JusticeForOurChild #JusticeForUnnao”. However, withing a few minutes of her posting a picture of Kareena, a Twitter user slammed Bebo for marrying a Muslim and having a child with him. He tweeted, “She should be ashamed of the fact that despite being a Hindu is married to a Muslim. Has a child with him and named him Taimur, after a brutal Islamic barbarian.” This angered Swara, who within no time bashed the user and replied, “You should be ashamed you exist. That God gave you a brain which you chose to fill with hate and a mouth you chose to spew filth from. You are a shame on India and Hindus. That shits like you feel emboldened to talk this crap publicly is this govt.’s legacy”. Take a look at their Twitter banter.
The 8-year-old had reportedly gone to graze horses nearby her house on January 10 and didn’t return home after that. She belonged to the Muslim Gujjar-Bakarwal community in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. The ensuing protests from the members of the community forced the crime branch into action.