Feisty Jwala Gutta Wards Off Trolls, Speaks Out on Rapes in India
“I spoke about rape, what’s selective about that,” says Jwala Gutta.
Bollywood celebrities might take time to freely express their opinion on rampant rapes in India, but Indian athletes have come out strongly and spoken against the grim situation. From Saina Nehwal to Mary Kom and now even Jwala Gutta have spoken out.
On Saturday, Jwala tweeted:
The situation has become so bad that public figures are scared to even condemn rape because then our dear trollers and bhakts will start calling them anti-national.Jwala Gutta
But surprise, surprise! Jwala almost predicted her future.
Soon after her tweet, an army of trolls (as she pointed out) started questioning her ‘selective outrage’. Some even told her to update her knowledge because somehow the recent ordinance in favour of death penalty for rapists of children below 12 years of age, has suddenly stopped all rapes!
Some even told her that she must NOT represent the country because ‘she is maligning India’ by speaking out about a heinous crime.
When Will Everyone Speak Up?
Jwala used #whenwilleveryonespeakup while tweeting, while hundreds of people criticised her for doing so. Some even replied asking if she was a ‘Congress/AAP stooge’. Angry Jwala took to Twitter once again to talk about the issue at hand.
Spoke About Rape. What’s Selective About That?
Ever since 21 April, when she first tweeted, Jwala has been shuttling trolls and bhakts; left, right and centre.
Some even quoted the fake news of two postmortem reports in the Kathua case to make case for ‘let the facts be proven first’ before you blame the Hindus.
A lot of Jwala’s fans came out in her support and gave the much needed boost for speaking against the growing menace in the country.
Meanwhile Saina Nehwal, who recently bagged a gold medal at Commonwealth Games 2018, also tweeted in anguish over the despicable times we live in.
Mary Kom also expressed her grief and helplessness on the growing number of rapes in our country. "Whatever the government is doing, it will take a correct step. They know better than me. It hurts me, makes me very emotional being a woman (that 8 year-olds are raped). As an Indian I feel sad. I feel helpless," Mary Kom told a TV channel after returning to the country from the recently concluded Commonwealth Games.
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