Wake up India, react B'wood celebs

The death of the Delhi gang-rape victim in Singapore shocked Bollywood, with Shabana Azmi urging the country to "wake up" and combat violence against women.

Saturday, December 29, 2012   |  Copyright: IANS  |  Comments 43 Comments  |  6240 Views

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The death of the Delhi gang-rape victim in Singapore shocked Bollywood, with Shabana Azmi urging the country to "wake up" and combat violence against women.

The film fraternity took to Twitter to express its indignation over the gang-rape and her death after 13 days of struggle.

Amitabh Bachchan: 'Amanat', 'Damini' just a name now... her body has passed away, but her soul shall shall forever stir our hearts.

Shabana Azmi: And SHE PASSES AWAY in Singapore. RIP. Our impotence stares us in the face. May SHE become the wake-up call our country needs. We must soul search. Female foeticide; inequal access to nutrition, education, health; no decision making powers; dowry demands; rapes rampant. INDIA WAKE UP.

Shekhar Kapoor: Her greatest betrayal is that we will forget. Political systems' greatest hope is we will forget. Our only redemption is if we do not forget.

Mahesh Bhatt: Shut all temples where you pretend to worship the female form. Cry India! Your hands are drenched with the blood of your own daughters.

Shekhar Kapur: On 31st December, I will stand in silence in her memory. Will you, or will u party on?

Karan Johar: RIP to a brave girl who fought in a weak and paralysed country.. Shame on all of us.

Madhur Bhandarkar: RIP Damini, today is a dark day in our democracy. We should pledge not to let dust settle on this fight till the end.


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  • Posted on: 31 December 2012 at 1:08amcandykrush

    RIP :(

    Edited on:31 December 2012 at 2:50am

  • Posted on: 31 December 2012 at 12:58amjnawaz

    i absolutely love Karan Johar's and Mahesh Bhatt's comments...dead on...especially Mahesh's!

  • Posted on: 30 December 2012 at 10:42pmsamin6

    What did they expect when each and every movie in the 90s had a rape scenerio.

  • Posted on: 30 December 2012 at 10:16pmprincessunara

    Mahesh Bhatt: Shut all temples where you pretend to worship the female form. Cry India! Your hands are drenched with the blood of your own daughters.

    truly... why live a lie and worship maa Lakshmi and Durga maa when her daughters are molested?

    if we worship our female goddesses why cannot this society give respect and dignity to its females?

    Dear sister, I didn't knw u, i am not related to u. But my heart bleeds...
    u were like a symbol of courage, brave girl...u were of the same age as i am. And today through the unbelievable courage u displayed u have become an inspiration for me..

    Let her death not be just another testimony to the injustice in life, but act as a positive turning point where the process of change starts off...

    Dear sister, I wish u won the battle u so bravely fought. But now I pray that the rest of us will be able to continue it on for u, in what little ways we can...

    May her soul rest in peace...

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  • Posted on: 30 December 2012 at 9:05amshinseen

    Is there any respect for women in this world?

  • Posted on: 30 December 2012 at 8:05amLittleDhampir.

    may her soul rest in peace...

  • Posted on: 30 December 2012 at 8:01amifians

    she didn't left us!!she is hear in the every sound,every rebel and in the heart of every person who has raised their sound against this cruelity.damini u have awkened the soul of india.may this light always glitters in our heart

    Edited on:30 December 2012 at 8:00am

  • Posted on: 30 December 2012 at 7:14amBudtameez

    Politicians and Police commissioners are not concerned because they know that 'YE EK DO DIN KA TAMASHA HAI' and that it will soon be forgotten and status quo will be established!

    Has anybody heard of a politicians wife or daughter got raped?...So why should politicians bother to create extra work for themselves when they can utilize their time meeting and helping businessmen who would make a hefty donation to them!

    COME BACK NEXT YEAR AND THE YEAR AFTER AND YOU WILL FIND THAT THINGS WILL STILL BE SAME...WOMEN GETTING RAPED, KILLED,TOUCHED, GROPED AND EVE TEASED!

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  • Posted on: 30 December 2012 at 2:19amridhiseth

    death will never make her soul rest in peace...only strict punishment to those stone hearted would make her rest in peace...
    AND THAT WHAT LACKS IN OUR COUNTRY "STRICT PUNISHMENT"!!!

    Edited on:30 December 2012 at 2:16am

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  • Posted on: 30 December 2012 at 1:19amKStewartFanatic

    life couldn't provide her a worth living! i pray may death can rest her soul in peace may god peace u in heaven I am all sympathized with the pain you faced here!

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