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Bollywood celebrities seek justice for rape victims

MUMBAI, April 16: Bollywood celebrities, along with thousands of Mumbaikars, gathered on Sunday for a peaceful protest against the barbaric rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir, and sexual assault of another young girl in Unnao in Uttar Pradesh.

Bollywood celebrities like Rajkummar Rao, Patralekha, Sameera Reddy, Twinkle Khanna along with her son Arav, Akshay Kumar, actress Tara Sharma, music director Vishal Dadlani, singer and social activist Sona Mohapatra, filmmaker Kiran Rao, Aditi Rao Hydari, veteran actress Helen were among many others who came on the streets of Bandra to protest against the incidents of rape and seek justice. They were holding placards and posters that read #justiceforasifa. Some young girls were also present at the gathering holding posters that read: “This is not just rape, this is genocide with state support.” “Before having a Swachh Bharat, we want a safe Bharat,” read the placard of a young burkha-clad girl. (IANS)

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