WEB DESK: Asifa Bano, 8, who had gone missing in early January 2018, and later was found dead under in the Hiranagar tehsil of Hindu-dominated Kathua district, has now taken Indian by storm.
Indian celebrities such as Sania Mirza, Farhan Aktar, Riteish Deshmukh have come forward to express their feeling over the incident. A twitter user belonging to hard liner Hindu political party BJP tried to slam Sania for being a ‘non-Indian.’
Sania Mirza tweeted:
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
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
Responding to which, Social media coordinator for Indian political party BJP, tweeted.
With all respect madam which country are you talking abt.Last time I checked u had married into Pakistan. You no longer are a Indian. And if u must tweet thn also tweet for the innocents killed by Pak terror outfits..
— Kichu Kannan Namo (@Kichu_chirps) April 12, 2018
First of all nobody marries ‘into’ anywhere .. you marry a person! Secondly NO LOW LIFE like you will tell me which country I belong to.. I play for India,I am Indian and always will be.. nd maybe if u look beyond religion and country one day you may just also stand for humanity! https://t.co/0rF9SwG7WT — Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) April 12, 2018
Here are the some of the bollywood celebrities’ tweet over the issue.
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
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
Please do not turn the rape and murder of an 8 year old into a political circus. The religion/politics of the accused or the girl should not be relevant! The only truth is that she is the victim, they are the criminals and there is no excuse for what they have done! #kathua
— Sophie Choudry (@Sophie_Choudry) April 12, 2018