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Bollywood celebrities hit streets to seek justice for rape victims

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Bollywood celebrities, along with thousands of Mumbaikars, gathered on Sunday for a peaceful protest against the barbaric rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in in Jammu and Kashmir, and sexual assault of another young girl in in

Bollywood celebrities like Rajkummar Rao, Patralekha, Sameera Reddy, along with her son Arav, Akshay Kumar, Tara Sharma, Vishal Dadlani, Sona Mohapatra, filmmaker Kiran Rao, Aditi Rao Hydari, veteran Helen were among many others who came on the streets of Bandra to protest against the incidents of rape and seek justice.

They were holding placards and posters that read #justiceforasifa.

Some young girls were also present at the gathering holding posters that read: "This is not just rape, this is genocide with state support."

"Before having a Swachh Bharat, we want a safe Bharat," read the placard of a young burkha-clad girl.

said: "We want to stop this nonsense now... we want action and we want it now! Once the man is accused and guilty of raping and killing a baby girl, he should be hanged then and then."

"Our gathering shows that we as a community stand for the cause; there is a helplessness that we all feel and therefore we are standing here. We want justice," said

Several Bollywood actresses like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Swara Bhaskar, Sonam Kapoor, and also held placards asking for justice for the eight-year-old girl, who was kidnapped, sedated, starved, gang-raped and murdered in district of

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 00:34 IST
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