Bollywood on the Delhi Gangrape
Posted On 20th December, 2012 @ 18:52 pm by Sanat Mehra

The stars of Bollywood were horrified by what happened in Delhi on Sunday and expressed their outrage on the Social Media platform. Read on to know what they think.

It's time we stopped seeing this as a Delhi problem. Lack of safety of women is a systemic, endemic Indian problem

While it is a fact that people need to vent out their emotions, there is reason to believe that an outburst on a social networking website is almost like putting your thoughts away in a diary. Yes, there are many others who can read what you have to say but to what affect. Besides, it is not unusual to see the same thought repeated over and over again by making using of a different combination of words.
Here is an example:

FARHAN AKHTAR, actor "Yes we can stoop lower as a people. The Delhi bus gang-rape is proof of that. Is justice asleep? I believe swift and severe punishment is the only deterrent. These deviants are not afraid of consequence as it comes too little too late."

JUHI CHAWLA, actor "Read the newspaper this morning and wish I hadn't. Read the heart rendering, shocking, saddening news about the gang-rape on a Delhi bus!"

FARAH KHAN, film-maker "Sometimes I think the Shariat law would work well, we are becoming a country of barbarians."

CHETAN BHAGAT, author "Don't know if every rape case should be punishable by death given the possible abuse of law but these bus rape guys probably deserve it"

AMITABH BACHCHAN, actor "Wanted to say so much of the day .. but so disturbed by the gang rape case in Delhi .. atrocious and unforgivable !!"

GUL PANAG, actress "It's time we stopped seeing this as a Delhi problem. Lack of safety of women is a systemic, endemic Indian problem."

KARAN JOHAR, film-maker "Disgusted and appalled at the tragic rape incident in Delhi...severe and immediate punishment has to be served!!! It’s shameful...."

ALIA BHATT, actress "Horrified with the Delhi bus rape case !! Cannot believe this took place on a moving bus amidst the staff!!"

RAGHU RAM, TV producer "The latest Delhi rape happened around munirka. I'm from munirka. Can't even tell you my shock and disgust..."

ANUPAM KHER, actor "HANG Delhi Bus Rapists Publicly."

RAHUL BOSE, actor "Gangrape and beating of girl in delhi today continues an urban trend of the sickening brutalisation of women."

Nevertheless, the message is has been conveyed with the utmost clarity; Tweeple are disgusted, ashamed, appalled and if there are anymore synonyms to describe the same feeling. In a way, I am being a hypocrite myself but if the feeling is mutual, then the question we need to answer should also be the same. Conversely, we need individual answers and not the same nonsense.

To begin with; let us not say we cannot believe what happened, how it happened or, why it happened because it is said to happen to two women, at an average, every hour. If that doesn’t shock you, then I am sorry to inform you that you have already recovered and we have lost the support of another citizen. If that is not the case, then go ahead and email your thoughts to and we’ll publish it. Be the change you want.


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