Tamil actors and actresses have expressed strong views against the recent Kathua and Unnao rape cases and called for safety of girls and women.
Jayam Ravi posted on social media: “Ravi tweeted “Another innocent succumbs.. shameful day for this country!We have lost our humanity to the decimal point”.
Nivin Pauly wrote: “Extremely saddened to know that humans are capable of going to any extent of torture. I was tearing up thinking about the pain endured by 8-year-old Asifa and her family. Are we heading towards a morally bankrupt society? It’s time that we all stand as one unified soul and do our bit. if her innocence doesn’t tremble our souls, Nothing will! My heart goes out to Asifa’s family in this hour of grief”.
Samantha, while quoting a report from New York Times, posted: ”All this makes you wonder if there really is a God”.
On her part, Trisha posted a heartbreaking emoji and tweeted “#JusticeforAsifa”.
Nivetha Pethuraj made a shocking revelation that she was harassed as a child. “To all my men friends out there, I know you do a lot for us, most of you guys. This is a request, please form communities of 8-10 people per street, and take turns every day to monitor what happens on your street. From day to night, night to morning, take turns and do it. If there is something shady happening in your street, you can find it and question it. Please do it for us,” she said in a video statement.
Varalakshmi Sarathkumar said, “I don’t feel like it’s a happy new year for any of us when our country and state are in such turmoil..!! It’s time to ask our selves before it’s too late..!! Is this the kind of society we want to live it..!! They say our future is determined by our past suffering.”
“If we all say it’s not our problem..did the victims family think that it can happen to them.?? No but it did.. it can happen to any of us.. I don’t need to be a mother to feel this rage and pain..plz jus be human and rage now.. we r already too late..let’s stand up now,” she added.
“Is a child’s life worth only a day of mourning and rage ?!?Let’s unite and demand justice ..make the #deathpenalty for rape a law.Only if we ask we shall receive.I beg my fellow Indians its time to start Standing up for the right reasons..rape is not something we can tolerate.”