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Delhi gangrape: Wake up India, Bollywood reacts on Twitter

IANS  Mumbai, December 29, 2012
First Published: 12:59 IST(29/12/2012) | Last Updated: 10:20 IST(30/12/2012)

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

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

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.

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.

Sonam Kapoor: Please don't let her tragic death be in vain. RIP nirbhaya

SOCIAL MEDIA OUTRAGE

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As the Delhi gangrape victim was moved out of India for better treatment on Wednesday night, Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan slammed media for neglecting human interest in the race of Breaking News. ANGRY BIG B

Twitter mourns Delhi gangrape victim
A young woman who was brutally gang-raped and tortured in the Indian capital died in Singapore early Saturday. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said it was up to "us all to ensure that her death will not have been in vain". The victim, whose name has not been revealed, "passed away peacefully at 4.45am (2.15 IST)," with her distraught family and Indian diplomats by her side, Singapore's Mount Elizabeth Hospital's Kelvin Loh said. TWITTER MOURNS

(With additional inputs)

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