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Photojournalist gangrape triggers online outrage

Sanya Panwar, Hindustantimes.com  New Delhi, August 23, 2013
First Published: 11:53 IST(23/8/2013) | Last Updated: 14:13 IST(23/8/2013)

The brutal gang-rape of a young photojournalist in Mumbai has created outrage on social media.

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Shock and anger poured in as people criticised the comparison between Mumbai and Delhi and condemned the lack of action after such incidents.

Rachna Gupta said on Facebook, "Everytime a rape takes place in a city, all we do is ask the same old question: is this place safe for women? Why don't we ask tough questions, questions that raise real issues."

Another Facebook status read: "22-year-old woman is gangraped in the heart of South Mumbai's corporate hub. There is always noise made after such incidents but no action is taken. What are we waiting for?"

On a different note, while expressing regret over the incident, Facebook user Gaurav Nilay questioned the public outcry over it, sticking to the cliche, "What was she doing there and why?"


File photos of all five suspects of the Mumbai gangrape. HT Photo


However, leading the flock of enraged commentators on the web were the Twitterati.

Not surprisingly, many from the Bollywood took to social media to express their anguish.

From Farhan Akhtar and Anupam Kher to Celina Jaitley and Nargis Fakhri, Bollywood came out in full force to highlight the gangrape.

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Meanwhile, politicians too shared the sentiments, with Milind Deora taking to Twitter condemning the gangrape in Mumbai and saying strict action should be taken against those who had committed it.


 
Moreover, while some on Twitter fell short of making it a Mumbai-Delhi issue, many made their point loud and clear- Mumbai, or Delhi, women of any age, city of background, nowhere in India are safe.

Sample this:


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