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Nation outraged by Kathua, Unnao

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Published : Apr 15, 2018, 1:15 am IST
Updated : Apr 18, 2018, 1:57 pm IST

They have triggered religious tensions as well as widespread protests.

The sheer inhumanity of the bestial acts has shaken the nation, much as the Nirbhaya incident did in 2012.
 The sheer inhumanity of the bestial acts has shaken the nation, much as the Nirbhaya incident did in 2012.

Two horrible incidents of gang rape of innocent girls in Kathua in Jammu region and Unnao in UP have outraged the nation. The beastly episodes, that saw the Kathua victim murdered eventually have been like lightning rods triggering reactions among the people, politicians and the Prime Minister finally breaking his silence on the subject. 

They have triggered religious tensions as well as widespread protests. The outrage is best measured by the angry responses on social media, from top netas to commoners having their say. 

The sheer inhumanity of the bestial acts has shaken the nation, much as the Nirbhaya incident did in 2012. The politicisation of the rape-murder this time has made matters considerably worse. The kin of netas and government officials are suspected to be among the perpetrators of such a heinous act, one of which was done in the premises of a temple. If these two incidents do not stir the conscience of the land, nothing will. Will the authorities ensure all the perps are punished? 

Kamal Haasan: @ikamalhaasan
Does it have 2 b ur own daughter fr u 2 understand? She could’ve been mine. I feel angry as a man, father & a citizen fr failing the girl. I m sorry my child v didn’t make this country safe enough fr U. I’ll fight fr justice at least fr future kids like u. V mourn u & won’t forget u.

khushbusundar: @khushsundar
Will i ever see the women battalion that BJP boasts of speak for justice n not for brownie points?? We all are women and mothers to young girls. let us cut the line of political barrier and come together to seek justice for every child n woman who is brutalized by beasts of men..

Swara Bhasker: (@ReallySwara)
I am Hindustan. I am Ashamed. #JusticeForOurChild 8 years old. Gangraped. Murdered. In ‘Devi’-sthaan temple. #Kathua and lest we forget #unnao Shame on us! #BreakTheSilence #EndTheComplicity #ActNow .

Akshay Kumar: @akshaykumar
Yet again we’ve failed as a society. Can’t think straight as more chilling details on little girl’s case emerge...her innocent face refuses to leave me. Justice must be served, hard and fast!

Javed Akhtar: @Javedakhtarjadu
Who was she ? She was an eight years old daughter of Bakerwals. Who are Bakerwals ? A nomad tribe who when spotted the Kargil intruders promptly informed the army .Who are the people who are trying to protect the rapists of this little girl . ? 

Anushka Sharma: @AnushkaSharma 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.

Priyanka: @priyankachopra How many more children like her 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.

Sonam Kapoor: @sonamakapoor
Ashamed appalled and disgusted by fake nationals and fake Hindus. I cannot believe this is happening in my country.

Rahul Dravid  @Im_Dravid
Extremely pained to see what happend in kathua & Unnao,Why we dont have anything strict punishment for RAPE in India.. This is need of hour now.. I request both @INCIndia and @BJP4India not to politics this.Lets work together and ensure the culprits are punished.

Hema Malini: @dreamgirlhema
Daily newspaper reports of rape happening in every part of our country! Kathua, Unnao are but 2 of the long list of shame. Can these mindless rapists even be classified as human beings? They are beasts on the rampage & shd be hanged to death for their heinous crimes.

Karan Johar: @karanjohar
Inhuman!!! Appalling !!!!! Justice has to has to be served!!!!! 

Aditi Rao Hydari: @aditiraohydari
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...

Rahul Gandhi @RahulGandhi
Dear Prime Minister, Thank you for breaking your long silence. You said “our daughters will get justice”. 
India wants to know: when? #SpeakUp.

M.K.Stalin: @mkstalin
Today, I join the lakhs of fellow Indians in expressing my grief over the gruesome death of young girl. Though it can never be a consolation, I urge the authorities to bring those guilty to book at the earliest.

Booby prize

“Good that she was killed at this age itself. Else, she would have grown up and returned throwing bombs in India” —  Vishnu Nandakumar, an Assistant Manager of a bank in Kerala, was sacked after protesters took to twitter against his derogatory comment. 

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