Yami Gautam & Vikrant Massey Call Out Politicisation of Rape

Vikrant Massey and Yami Gautam call out politicisation of rape.

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News of the Hathras incident has shaken the country. With hundreds coming out on the streets to protest for justice to be served, conversation on violence against women came to the forefront once again. Talking to The Quint, actors Yami Gautam and Vikrant Massey spoke about how politicisation of the crime was detrimental to justice.

"Consent is manufactured today. If at all what we are reading these days is true, it's shameful the kind of people we have become," said Vikrant Massey. He added, "Despite our political ideologies, our religion, we should keep all that aside and serve justice to this woman who went through it."

Talking about the caste conversation that started after the alleged gang-rape in Hathras Massey said, "People have been talking about caste since ages. Why does it take for a Nirbhaya or Hathras to happen for us to talk about caste? The British came and used caste to divide because they saw what was happening. They saw what was imploding and exploding in our own country."


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Talking about commenting on incidents taking place in the country, Yami Gautam said, "My opinions or anything I say are my thoughts that I have on the basis of what I have read and understood. I can't be sided with an agenda on the basis of anything I say."

The actor added, "We are a democracy. Just as I have the right to say, I also have the right to reserve my comments. It's a free country. And whatever may be the case, anyone's dignity should not and must not be compromised."

Talking about the Hathras incident, she expressed her dismay at the number of rape cases that don't even get reported. "These are the cases that come to limelight. How many Nirbhayas will we see?"

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