Posted on December 19, 2012 at 6:31 am

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Bollywood stars tweet thoughts on Delhi gang rape case

The appalling case of a medical student gang-raped on a moving bus in Delhi has made headlines across the country. The brutal rape and torture occurred on Sunday night when the woman along with her male friend boarded a private bus after watching a movie. The woman was beaten up, stripped and raped by at least seven men who were inside the bus.

 

The rape has sparked an outrage among social activists, politicians and students. Bollywood actors also expressed anger and concern over the safety of women in India. Prominent celebs from Bollywood have taken to twitter to vent their feelings of disgust and fury. Deepika Padukone, Farhan Akhtar, Shabana Azmi, and Karan Johar were among the many who expressed their concern. Here’s a look at what Bollywood celebrities are tweeting about it.


Farhan Akhtar ‏@FarOutAkhtar

Yes we can stoop lower as a people. The Delhi bus gang rape is proof of that. Is justice asleep?

Azmi shabana ‏@AzmiShabana

Rape under reported bcoz victim is blamed dat she invited it.Ven woman says she is raped ones must rest on accused to prove otherwise.

Sarita Tanwar ‏@SaritaTanwar

The guys who raped the girl in the moving bus on Sunday should be castrated and then stoned to death in public. That would be justice.

Karan Johar ‏@kjohar25

Disgusted and appalled at the tragic rape incident in Delhi…severe and immediate punishment has to be served!!! It’s shameful…

Deepika Padukone too echoed the sentiments of the Bollywood industry as she retweeted Farhan Akhtar and Sarita Tanwar. This traumatizing event has brought attention to not just this case but the many rape cases that remain over-looked with rapists that are set free unpunished for their heinous crimes. It is hard to say that one case will change an entire system in India, but sometimes only one case is all you need to strike up a change. Hopefully crimes like this will not remain unpunished in India much longer. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the innocent lives affected by this tragedy. We hope they can stay strong in these harsh times.