Amitabh Bachchan has condemned the gangrape of a girl in the national capital
A distraught Amitabh Bachchan spoke out strongly against the gang rape of a 23-year-old girl in the capital, calling it "atrocious and unforgivable."
He also called for the need to identify what is going wrong with Indian society and urged every Indian to fight "heinous crimes."
Mr Bachchan posted on Facebook
: The gang rape in Delhi and its details are simply unmentionable... punish the culprits, with the most severe punishment ever .. But also let us introspect ! What is going wrong with our society, our people. Naari ke roop mein hum pooja karte hain - Durga, Kali, Lakshmi ki .. jo shraddha hum yahan pradaan karte hain, apne desh ki mahilaon pe kyun nahin karte .. !!!
Somewhere the fear of justice, of the system, of our morals and our upbringing has given rise to a freedom that perpetrates such crimes !! An intolerance has set in ! And unless we move fast and sure footedly to rectify this, there can be no correction. Let every Indian become a vigilante, a soldier, a commander that shall fight such heinous crimes with strength and conviction !!
In a separate post he wrote: The horrific rape case in New Delhi is beyond any kind of vocabulary to describe its occurrence !! It is an act of a demon, a monster that deserves the harshest punishment ; a punishment that should set an example for any such perpetrator in the future.
Mr Bachchan also tweeted: Wanted to say so much of the day .. but so disturbed by the gang rape case in Delhi .. atrocious and unforgivable !!
On this public platform I dare not even attempt to mention the details of the rape case .. even an animal would not behave so .. !!
Injustice of rape shall invite many discussions. Advocate harshness of punishment, human rights move in. Follow law ..legal loopholes
The fear of system, of order, of conduct guided by justice, is fast disappearing. Is this the freedom that our elders fought for !!
The horrific rape case in New Delhi is beyond any kind of vocabulary to describe its occurrence !! It is an act of a demon, a monster that deserves the harshest punishment ; a punishment that should set an example for any such perpetrator in the future ...
When you speak on an issue they say, you only speak do not do anything .. when you do not speak on issue they say you never speak !"
Yesterday Mr Bachchan's wife and Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan broke down in the Rajya Sabha while condemning the incident. She urged the government to amend Section 307 of the Indian Penal Code and make rape a crime at par with attempt to murder.