In a story that shook the nation, the brutal rape, and murder of eight-year-old Asifa Bano has sparked outrage. According to the charge sheet filed, the child was kidnapped and held captive in a local temple where she was kept sedated and repeatedly gang-raped. The police have also said that one of the accused had asked to ‘rape her one last time’ before she was bludgeoned to death.
As more chilling details of the case emerge, the nation has been taken by storm with an outpouring of grief and demanding justice for Asifa. Thousands of tweets have emerged and people from many corners have been putting up protests.
Many celebrities have expressed their grief and anguish on social media. Have a look at a few of them here.
“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. (sic.)” – Priyanka Chopra.
“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 Asifa. 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 (sic.)- tweeted Kamal Hasan.
“No humanity left! Frightening to even read about the gory details of the heinous act on a fragile little girl! #JusticeForAsifa (sic.)” Sayyeesha
“The first of the monsters that raped and killed that innocent soul …#burninhell #death #castration #JusticeforAsifa shame him… and he is supposed to protect us..?? A man of the law..!!! Wow watte country we live in.!!! (sic.)”- Varalaxmi Sarathkumar tweeted, with a picture of the accused.
“This is inhuman , sick and demands immediate action. I wonder if any punishment is hard enough for monsters like this !!we need to put a stop to it now !!
#justice #stricterpunishments (sic.)” said Rakul Preet Singh. “#JusticeforAsifa hang those b******s Enough is enough… #humanity is dyin.. (sic.)” – said Vishnu Vishal.
“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…
#JusticeforAsifa #LoveForAsifa #HumanityForAsifa #IndiaForAsifa (sic.)”- tweeted Aditi Rao Hydari.
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. (sic.)”- Farhan Akhtar.
“So now a crime like rape is also basis country n religion… that’s what we have stooped down to with our analysis. Can we stop shamelessly pointing fingers and accept that we have failed
#Asifa as a nation and made a shameless joke out of this heinous crime! (sic.)”- tweeted Taapsee Pannu.
“Poor child! Hell is waiting for these animals who tortured and killed her ! Hang those assh*les ! How can some one be this inhuman!
#JusticeforAsifa (sic.)” said Hansika Motwani.
“It is so inhuman , just horrible to know this society coexits
#JusticeForAsifa these animals should be punished. (sic.)” said Radhikaa Sarathkumar.
“How many more nirbhayas,hasinis n asifas are we going to lose to imbeciles like these? Is the nation ever going to be safe for us or our daughters in future? Everytime an incident like this happens,we hope that it doesn’t happen again but yet here it is again.
#JusticeforAsifa (sic.)” tweeted signer Saindhavi.
“’m heartbroken at what has happened to asifa and countless innocent girls and women week after week.This problem is systemic and needs be addressed at the root level of its cause.it feels hopeless on where to begin but we must begin by raising our voices. (sic.)” said Shruti Hasan.
“A nation which fails to protect its women and children in the name of religion and politics! #Shame #JusticeforAsifa (sic.)” tweeted Sibiraj.
“I am Hindustan. I am Ashamed. #JusticeForOurChild #JusticeForAasifa 8 years old. Gangraped. Murdered. In ‘Devi’-sthaan temple. #Kathua and lest we forget #unnao Shame on us! #BreakTheSilence #EndTheComplicity #ActNow (sic.)” said Parvaty Nair.
“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 (sic.)”- tweeted Sania Mirza.