Humanity is mourning the death of an innocent girl who finally succumbed to her injuries in the Elizabeth Hospital of Singapore, 13 days after she was gang raped by 6 men and brutally injured. The incident has led to a Twitter movement, with Bollywood tweeting their feelings and voicing their opinion.
Amitabh Bachchan tweeted, Legendary actor Amitabh Bachchhan wrote, “`Amanat`, `Damini` just a name now .. her body has passed away, but her soul shall shall forever stir our hearts !!!(sic).”
Gul Panag is one of the most active celebrities on Twitter and has constantly been tweeting about the incident. She wrote, “Woke up to news I have been dreading. May our Hero rest in peace, and may God give her family strength. #delhigangrape. Wonder how many lives will be lost before we as a society fix ourselves?? And before our State takes corrective measures? (sic).”
Writer and lyricist Javed Akhtar said, “We,the mute spectators of violence towards women at home and at public places Are we also not responsible for what is happening(sic).”
Music director Vishal Dadlani, who has been talking outright about the wrongs in the society and the flaws in the Indian Govt tweeted with much angst “She`s gone. RIP. Don’t let her struggle be in vain. If the protests turn violent, all the momentum/credibility built up so far will be lost. She fought till her last breath. We must stay strong and peaceful in an effort to take her battle to it`s conclusion. STRONG RAPE LAWS,NOW!(sic).”
Actress Sonam Kapoor said, “Please don’t let her tragic death be in vain. RIP nirbhaya(sic)” while social activist and eminent actor Anupam Kher wrote, “This is Death of Human Dignity, Death of Being an Indian, Death of Innocence and This is also Death of A System. India is Heart Broken. RIP(sic).”
Arjun Rampal tweeted, “Amanat, has died and has left this country to hang its head down in shame. I sincerely do hope there will be redemption for her soul(sic).”
Bipasha Basu wrote, “Disheartened and disturbed!Rip the braveheart girl!(sic).”
Music director Ehsaas Norani has no words to express how he feels about this unfortunate incident. He just said, “At a loss of words …………………. sadness overcomes me ………… RIP ……. go the light (sic).”
Singer-actress Sophie Chaudhary was in a rage when she wrote, “SPEAK! What r u waiting for? It’s already at ur doorstep!Women/Girls/Kids must feel safe in their own country, in their own homes! #RIPHumanity (sic).”
Filmmaker Karan Johar wrote, “RIP to a brave girl who fought in a weak and paralysed country…….#shameonallofus!(sic).”
Singer Papon was ashamed of the system and said, “Shameful end to the year!!! How is the ‘system’ beyond the reach of the ones who voted for it? Then why vote? Why democracy? What a morning!(sic).”
Choreographer turned director Farah Khan wrote, “Every revolution has 2 happen inside 1st! Please let’s start by teaching r sons 2 respect women.(sic).” At the same time, actor Vinay Pathak, who wasn’t aware of what happened, wrote, “I didnt know… hv been away… What a dismal thing to happen… RIP (sic).”
Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha was in a boiling rage at the unfortunate death and tweeted, “All MEN, Let us hang our heads in SHAME and apologize to those who feel threatened in the world they give birth to. #SORRYLADIES(sic).”
Actor Manoj Bajapayee wrote, “With her death this country died many deaths! May she rest in peace! Very depressing moment for the entire country(sic).”
Jiah Khan tweeted one after another tweet, expressing her anger towards the system while Abhishek Bachchan tweeted about how he doesn’t want his daughter to know this is the country she is growing up in.
Ajay Devgn questioned the system and said, ”Why does someone need to be sacrificed to start a revolution? I hope her sacrifice is not in vain! The bastards should be hanged! Jai Hind.”
Vivek Oberoi wrote, “This poem is dedicated to the spirit of every indian girl…..to the soul of Damini who has left us with anger in our hearts and our heads hanging in shame…is this what we want our INDIA to be?
Is this what we want for our daughters and sisters? Im going to be a father soon…it deeply disturbs me to think what kind of world am i bringing this child into…
Maa mujhe darr lagta hai…bahut darr
sooraj ki roshni aag si lagti hai..
Paani ki Boondain bhi Tejaab si lagti hain
Maa Hawa main bhi zahar sa ghula
Maa mujhe chhupa le bahut darr
Maa yaad hai wo kaanch ki Gudiya jo Bachpan main tuti thi…
Maa kuch aise hi aaj main toot gayi
meri galti kuch bhi na thi Maa fir
bhi khud se ruth gai hu….
Maa bachpan main school teacher ki
gandi Nazaro se dar lagta tha…pados k chacha k Naapaak iraadon
se dar lagta tha…
maa wo nukkad k ladko ki bekhouf
baaton se dar lagta hai..
Aur ab Boss k wahshi isharon se dar
Maa mujhe chupa le..bahut darr lagta hai..
Maa tujhe yaad hai tere angan main
chidiya si fudak rahi thi..
thokar kha k main zameen par gir
do boond khoon ki dekh k Maa tu
bhi ro padi thi…
Maa tune toh mujhe phoolon ki tarah pala tha..
un darindo ka aakhir maine kya
kyu wo mujhe is tarah masal k chale
bedard meri rooh ko kuchal k chale
Maa tu toh kahti thi apni gudiya ko
mere is jeewan ko khushiyo se
Maa kya wo din zindgi kabhi na layegi ??
Maa kya ab tere ghar baaraat na aayegi ??
Maa khoya hai jo maine kya fir se kabhi na paungi??
Maa saans toh le rahi hu..kya zindagi jee paungi??
Maa ghoorte hain sab alag hi nazaron
Maa mujhe un nazaron se chupa
maa bahut darr lagta hai mujhe
Aanchal main Chhupa le..”
Some more amongst the many were Kunal Kapoor, Boman Irani, Shreya Ghoshal, Riteish Deshmukh, Kunal Kohli, Farhan Akhtar and Shabana Azmi, who tweeted continuously about the incident. Reportedly, Shabana Azmi is holding a silent March in Juhu today evening and Vishal Dadlani has tweeted about the march, asking people to join in.
At the same time, journalists like Barkha Dutt and Rajdeep Sardesai have been constantly tweeting about the incident and also wrote about how the media will not pester the family for bytes and interviews and respect their privacy.
The Bollyspice team deeply sympathises with the family of the girl. May she rest in peace.