Reactions on Twitter to the Mumbai gang rape

By Reuters Staff
August 23, 2013

A photographer in her early 20s was gang-raped by five men in India’s financial capital Mumbai on Thursday, evoking comparisons with a similar incident in Delhi in December that led to nationwide protests.

Here is a compilation of politicians and other celebrities reacting on Twitter:

Amitabh Bachchan, actor: Appalled and most disgusted with the recent rape of a young photo journalist in the heart of city .. day time .. shocked !!

Nirmala Sitharaman, BJP politician: Despicable! We are shamed! How long & God forbid, how many more before the criminals are punished? Wake up, India!

Kiran Bedi, former IPS officer: Another shame!A photo journ gangraped by 5 men in Mumbai. No wonder India is considered most unsafe place for women amongst G-30 countries

Smriti Z Irani, BJP policitian: Have given notice for suspension of Question Hour in Rajya Sabha 2day re the brutal gangrape of a young photo journalist in Mumbai yesterday

Milind Deora, Congress MP: Mumbai Police must get to the bottom of yesterday’s alleged rape & punish the guilty ASAP. Mumbai takes pride in being a safe city for women

Boman Irani, actor: The innocent yet wise conversation with mom comes to a screeching halt with the news of the Mumbai Gang rape. Shame!

Anupam Kher, actor: “Moral Bankruptcy is Worse than Financial Bankruptcy. And we are heading towards BOTH. #MumbaiRape. Shameful and Sad.”

Shobhaa De, author: “Yeh mera India. Yeh meri Mumbai.Another gang rape. One more victim. Just another day in our great nation”

Amish Tripathi, author: “Disgusted by news of the gang rape in Mumbai and the report of an American student who suffered constant sexual harassment while in India”

Gul Panag, actor: Sad validation of the fact,that NO city in India is safe for women. It is after all the same prevention/enforcement mechanism in use all over

Neha Dhupia, actor: These bastards are creeping and crawling into every nook and corner.Get rid of these rapists by punishing them in the harshest way possible.

Celina Jaitly, actor: Our legal system is so weak, RAPE PUNISHMENT does not even qualify as punishment & the time taken to conviction is a JOKE !!

Sophie Choudry, actor: When I moved from London to Mumbai, I used to pride myself in saying I live in one of the safest cities in the world. The joke is on me!!

Farhan Akhtar, actor: There has to be harsher punishment for rape & a fixed time limit within which cases must reach a verdict in court. Wake up system!!

Manoj Bajpayee, actor: Mumbai is shamed by the incident of gangrape last night.we all hang our head in shame that we can not give a safeworldtowomen.

Isha Koppikar, actor: Rapist shud b hung n public and tortured to an extent where any other perpeturator shud shudder even wid the thought of rape

Chetan Bhagat, author: Until we discuss why rape happens (which we do less of) along with how terrible it is (of course it is), it’s difficult to solve the problem

Dino Morea, actor: Disgusted as to what’s happening in Mumbai. Hope the Rapist Bastards are caught and hung

Madhur Bhandarkar, director: Stunned and saddened to hear about the horrific gangrape in our city. This is NOT the Mumbai we know it to be. A moment of absolute shame.

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The real estate story of Mill lands in Mumbai is now painted with the colors of crime. I am sure many of us wouldn’t have forgotten another such incident in a mill land a few years back !

Where the affluent is going vertical in luxurious condos, the slum dwellers are going deeper into muck ! That’s the story here. Are we leaving behind the unfortunate part of society to disentegrate into barbaric criminals or would we take them along the urban growth story ? Does the government have any clue ? Points to ponder.

Having said that, wondering how much of verbal condemnation is going to help ?! It is but natural to condemn such incidents. But is that enough ?! And why are’nt all of us not unanimous in supporting capital punishment for savagery and castration for rape as the minimum deterrent ?! Because there is still that significant number of ‘moderate’ ‘human rights’ morons who still believe criminals should be saved and not the culprits ! Till the day something happens to them or their dear ones ! Where are they in rehabilitating these people before they commit a crime ?! I am ashamed to be part of such a society !!!

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