Celebrities such as Akshay Kumar, Richa Chadha, Shabana Azmi, Vijay Deverakonda, Swara Bhasker, Farhan Akhtar have taken to social media to condemn the alleged rape and brutal murder of a young veterinarian in Hyderabad on Thursday, 28 November. Akshay tweeted, “Our moral fabric continues to be in pieces. We need stricter laws. This needs to stop!”
Captain of the Indian cricket team, Virat Kholi and actress Anushka Sharma, also took to Twitter to speak up against the heinous crime.
Reminder of How Unsafe Society Still Is: Celebs
Swara Bhasker said that she was shocked and numbed by the brutality that our society displays.
Arjun Reddy actor Vijay Deverakonda also posted a note saying that he has often had to stay on the phone with a friend or family member when they were in a situation where they felt unsafe. He also emphasised the need to educate and correct the behaviour of young men.
“I have had to stay on the phone while a member of the family or friend felt unsafe. How many of us have had to... it’s one of the scariest things to have to do. We all need to take responsibility of the boys/men in our homes, our friends and in our surroundings. Stand up to any wrong behaviour, correct them, make them understand. And those who don’t behave like humans deserve no human rights. Give them what they deserve.”
Actor Yami Gautam tweeted, “Anger, sorrow, shock... how could these inhuman, unimaginable crimes against women still happen despite such strong uproar and awareness! Do these demons have no fear of punishment or law? Where are we going wrong and lagging behind as a system and as a society?”
Here’s what other celebs are saying:
The burned body of a young doctor in Hyderabad was found on Thursday, 28 November, near an underpass, Chatanpally, about 50 km from Hyderabad city. It is suspected that the victim was raped and murdered before the assailants burned her body. The police on Friday, 29 November, arrested four people who were earlier detained in the murder.