The brutal gang rape and murder of 8-year-old Asifa Bano in Indian-occupied Kashmir has shocked the entire subcontinent to its core.
The little girl was abducted for a week and repeatedly raped inside a temple. Later, she was bludgeoned to death and dumped in the forest. The grisly inhuman incident has sparked widespread outrage in India with people demanding justice for the minor.
Bollywood celebrities, politicians and other influential people also joined the protest and raised their voices in support for the little girl and demanded swift justice. They expressed shock and aghastness over what the young girl had to go through and the politicisation of the rape-slay case.
Imagine what goes through the mind of an 8 yr old as she is drugged, held captive, gang raped over days and then murdered.
If you don’t feel her terror, you are not human.
If you don’t demand Asifa get justice, you belong to nothing.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) April 12, 2018
A 8 year old is drugged, raped & murdered and another one is fighting for justice for herself and the death of her father in custody.
We have a choice either raise your voice or be a silent spectator.
‘Stand up for what is right even if you are standing alone.’#Kathua #Unnao
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) April 12, 2018
Drugged, gang raped, body mutilated, uterus damaged, a rapist called from Meerut to satisfy his lust, gang raped again, killed. All this happened with a 8 yr old. Lawyers who make blatant attempts to subvert justice are complicit in crime ! pic.twitter.com/LkI71Q4IjF
— Anjana Om Kashyap (@anjanaomkashyap) April 11, 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
Rise, or fall even lower. The choice is ours. Children are being raped. Mothers are being raped. In a Nation that supposedly worships “Shakti”, the Divine Feminine, as the highest and most sacred power. When the fuck do we get ANGRY? When does India open her third eye? Stop waiting for a saviour, cuz none are coming. The only ones who can save India, and in fact, all of humanity, are “We, the People.”.
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
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) April 12, 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
— Hansika (@ihansika) April 12, 2018
Another young girl, another innocent victim! It breaks my heart to see that religion and political differences could come in the way of humanity. It scares me to think how did we get this far as a society? Justice needs to be served. #JusticeForAsifa
— Daisy Shah (@ShahDaisy25) April 12, 2018
Appreciate Mr. @RahulGandhi‘s initiative. However, we also expect him to take strong action against Congress leaders who are supporting the Hindu Ekta Manch. Congress leaders were present in the Tiranga march & also supported Jammu Bandh!!#JusticeForAshifa #JusticeForAsifa https://t.co/rBdPPx4qXa
— Shehla Rashid (@Shehla_Rashid) April 12, 2018
Sorry Sister #Asifa ,We failed to save you 😔
Rapists & murderers of Asifa deserves 1000s capital punishments and those who r defending/saving/supporting rapist of Asifa are scums of lowest grade n blot on humanity !
Every Indian MUST stand for #JusticeForAsifa ! pic.twitter.com/F1dfmbDALw
— Maj Surendra Poonia (@MajorPoonia) April 12, 2018
The outrage is not just against the horrific rape and murder ; the outrage is when society and even state ministers in this case on starkly communal lines seek to defend the rapists. That’s what makes this so indefensible. #JusticeforAsifa https://t.co/i8a9bBC5f6
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) April 12, 2018
I am sickened & angered to the core by the disgusting, barbaric & savage act against humanity inflicted on baby Asifa. I pray with tears that justice prevails for this little angel’s departed soul. Rest in Peace dear girl. May God bless you..🙏 #JusticeforAsifa
— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) April 12, 2018
Ashamed appalled and disgusted by fake nationals and fake Hindus. I cannot believe this is happening in my country. https://t.co/V8tKoo6viX
— Sonam Kapoor (@sonamakapoor) April 12, 2018
— Ajay Maken (@ajaymaken) April 12, 2018
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) April 12, 2018
An 8 year old girl was gangraped & murdered in a temple because she belonged to a Muslim tribe that Hindu right wing goons wanted evicted from their area! #Kathua #India this is on us!!!! If in #Delhi pls join TODAY #JusticeforAsifa pic.twitter.com/D8GTf3gYMl
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) April 12, 2018
Humanity has it an all time low …. only one path to redemption #JusticeforAsifa …
— Neha Dhupia (@NehaDhupia) April 12, 2018
I’d like to see every one of you miserable scum and your army of slimy sycophants put your parties and your bullshit aside and do something to make sure that no child ever has to face what this girl did. But you won’t. Because you don’t deserve this country.
— Vir Das (@thevirdas) April 12, 2018
Is this really the kind of country we we want to be known as to the world today ?? If we can’t stand up now for this 8 year old girl regardless of our gender,caste,colour or religion then we don’t stand for anything in this world.. not even humanity.. makes me sick to the stomach pic.twitter.com/BDcNuJvsoO
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) April 12, 2018
There is no species ever created on this planet that is as cruel, as monstrous and as evil as the rapists of #Asifa . And there is no punishment commensurate to their crime. An innocent 8 year old girl? I can only ask ‘Where is God?’.. https://t.co/bC5StgBD0C
— Simi Garewal (@Simi_Garewal) April 11, 2018
Inhuman!!! Appalling !!!!! Justice has to has to be served!!!!! #Asifa
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) April 12, 2018
These are the so-called lawyers that support the #KathuaRapist. They tried to prevented the charge sheet from being filed. Look at them,do you know any of them?They ought to be shamed. They are complicit in the rape,torture and murder of an 8 year old #JusticeForAshifa RT #Shame pic.twitter.com/aYwUGa8mSC
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) April 12, 2018
One cannot play politics over #Asifa. She was an innocent 8 year old, way off from the colour of ur politics. It was our duty to protect her & we failed, but we must not fail in giving her justice. Don’t compromise on humanity because u are too cowardly to compromise ur politics.
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) April 12, 2018
Equal rights/gender bias/pay disparity all seem like such distant, first world concerns.Lets begin with addressing the unmentionable horrors of the absense of humanity.The only way forward, if at all, from this blood curdling barbarism is justice.Heartbroken and aghast. #Asifa
— Nimrat Kaur (@NimratOfficial) April 12, 2018
The religion of the victim and the religion of the rapist should never matter! It is of no consequence! Rape is a crime against humanity!!! Appalled that some people can actually support rapists! 😡 Shocked beyond belief!
ज़मीर मर गया, इंसानियत शर्मसार हो गई। RIP humanity!!! 😡
— Renuka Shahane (@renukash) April 12, 2018
When you say you are Hindu and a nationalist are you trying to say that you are an intolerant hate-monger and rapist? If the answer is no then condemn those who have raped #Asifa. Show your nationalism by protesting against those who use religion as a pretext to justify crime.
— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) April 12, 2018
I can’t help but think of this little girl with a sinking feeling in my heart that this is the end of us. Where there was once hope and faith in humanity, there is now disappointment, sadness & so much anger. I hope for the worst punishment for the scum that did this. #Asifa
— Diana Penty (@DianaPenty) April 12, 2018
A child deserves only love irrespective of caste, color, religion. And a rapist deserves only punishment irrespective of caste, color, religion. #Asifa
— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) April 12, 2018
Shame on those people who are trying to protect such monsters,an opposition which is desperately scrounging for votes that it won’t even protest and a government that does not want to act against them.#Asifa #JusticeforAsifa pic.twitter.com/RcqhGqgmnI
— Gautam Gulati 🇮🇳 (@TheGautamGulati) April 12, 2018
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) April 12, 2018
Yet again we’ve failed as a society. Can’t think straight as more chilling details on little Asifa’s case emerge…her innocent face refuses to leave me. Justice must be served, hard and fast! https://t.co/xrW5RVffLe
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 12, 2018
Asifa was not Muslim and that Rapist is not Hindu.
An 8 year Angel was raped and killed by a Hideous animal.
Rise above religion.#JusticeforAsifa
— Zakir Khan (@ZakirKhan012) April 12, 2018
No time for ‘upavas’ dear PM . Speak up : the very soul of womanhood violated at Kathua and Unnao . Was ‘Beti Bachao’ yet another slogan ?
— Kapil Sibal (@KapilSibal) April 12, 2018
— Vijay Kumar Singh (@Gen_VKSingh) April 12, 2018
How can anyone protect the culprits of such evil?
What happened to Asifa at #Kathua is a crime against humanity. It cannot go unpunished.
What have we become if we allow politics to interfere with such unimaginable brutality perpetrated on an innocent child?
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) April 12, 2018
Naseema Bibi, mother of the child victim said. “She was the centre of our universe.”
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