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Mary Kom and Saina condemn growing rape cases in India

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Legendary Indian M C Mary Kom, who is also a sitting MP, said the alarming increase in the number of rapes in the country has left her feeling "hurt and helpless" while star shuttler Nehwal condemned the "ghastly crimes".

After the 2012 Nirbhaya case, the and rape cases have shook the nation, triggering widespread outrage.

An eight-year-old girl was raped and murdered in Jammu and Kashmir's district while BJP MLA has been arrested on allegations of raping a minor in district in

The vicitm's father died in police custody even as Sengar has claimed to be innocent.

"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," told a TV channel after returning to country from Gold Coast, where she won a historic gold medal at

The case came to light when the victim tried to immolate herself outside Yogi Adityanath's residence.

Meanwhile, star Nehwal, who won women's singles gold at the CWG, also posted a anger-laden tweet.

"I am deeply grieved to feel the atrocities on the girls and women in by assaulting and brutally ending the priceless lives by few mindless creatures in our beautiful country. I condemn the ghastly crimes, which should b stopped at once," wrote on her page.

A few days ago, India's other sportspersons such as Gautam Gambhir, tennis star and player had expressed anguish on the disturbing trend.

Indian consciousness was raped in and then in It's now being murdered in corridors of our stinking systems. Come on Mr System', show us if you have the balls to punish the perpetrators, I challenge you. #KathuaMurderCase #UnnaoRapeCase, Gambhir had written on his handle.

Sania, retweeting a story on the case, wrote on her handle: 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).

Jwala was also scathing in her attack of the society we have become.

We as country have become the greatest audience in the world. We r not able to stand for an 8 yr old girl who was tortured for days n raped!!how does it matter what religion she belongs to? If we don't stand up now..when will we?? I am sick to my stomach right now, she had tweeted.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 18:20 IST
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