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We will not tolerate this, says Bollywood

bollywood Updated: Dec 19, 2012 01:54 IST
Sahil Magoo
Sahil Magoo
Hindustan Times
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Yes we can stoop lower as a people. The Delhi bus gang rape is proof of that. Is justice asleep?

Farhan Akhtar, filmmaker-actor

635 rapes registered in Delhi during 2012. Anyone punished so far? No? Doesn’t it encourage such crimes? Each rape case shud be decided in 1 month Arvind Kejriwal, anti-corruption activist

Fast track rape court, 30 day deadline for solved rape cases, attached castration room.

Vir Das, performer

It’s disgusting how unsafe Delhi is becoming 4women! Either there should be capital punishment 4 rapists or they should be castrated #Justice

Preity Zinta, actor

Silly excuses, debates, explanations are not enough. It’s time to act Mrs CM

Arvind Gaur, Theatre personality

A woman journalist who went to cover the incident was also mishandled. It's a shame

Jaya Bachchan, actor

New set of laws and severe punishments are required. Rapists should be publicly flogged. No more tolerance.

Arjun Rampal, actor

Delhi is very angry, and in no mood for festivities. The brutal rape of a 23-year-old girl in a moving public bus on Outer Ring Road on Sunday night has left the city shocked, disgusted and demanding extreme action immediately. People are seething on social media, shouting for capital punishment or castration of the law breakers, signing petitions to fast-track the case, getting out on the streets and giving an ultimatum to the government. This, after all the slutwalks, girlcotts and night marches failed in the recent past.

Delhi’s youth has only one thing to say — “There’s been enough of lip service. We won’t tolerate this anymore — the authorities must act or face our wrath.” On Tuesday, over a thousand poured out at a protest organised by Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union and NGO Jagori at Munirka Mor, where the victim and her friend boarded the bus. Slogans were raised on the inefficiency of authorities and the government was challenged in a unanimous voice. “This incident has put a slap on our society. We have become insensitive to such issues. It’s sad that the incident happened right next to the police station,” said Shruti Mukherjee of JNU, who was part of the protest march. “Delhi Government and Delhi Police are so inefficient ... they should be ashamed. Rather than moral preaching, why don’t they do their job well?” said Hem Misra, another participant.