Bollywood Celebrities From Shahid Kapoor To Shilpa Shetty Gave A Thumbs Up To The POCSO Act Amendment!

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Kathua Case has taken the internet by storm and shaken the nation to question is female safe in our country. The Kathua rape case discusses to the abduction, rape, and murder of an 8-year-old girl, Asifa Bano, of Jammu and Kashmir in January 2018. Celebrities and public have reacted furiously over the incidents and have demanded justice for the victims of the Kathua, Unnao and Surat rape cases which has generated a enormous barbarity against the offenders.

Post the awareness of this brutal act many celebrities such as Sonam Kapoor, Neha Dhupia, Vishal Dadlani, Swara Bhaskar, Kiran Rao, Huma Qureshi and Kareena Kappor Khan too social to express thei anger and was seen holding a placard that sought for justice to Asifa. The words on the placards say, “I am Hindustan. I am Ashamed.”

The centre has taken a positive step by giving a green light nod to an ordinance to amend the existing Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) Act, allowing courts to award death penalty to those convicted of raping minors. The law also states that, The punishment in the case of rape of women was increased from 7 to 10 years rigorous imprisonment. On the other hand, in case of a rape of a girl under 16 years of age, the punishment has increased from 10 to 20 years and can extend to life imprisonment. The Cabinet also approved an ordinance of the death penalty to be awarded to rapists of girls below 12 years of age.”

This initiative has been lauded by Bollywood fraternity and attended the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2018 function:-

Shahid Kapur who won the Best actor award was quoted saying that, “A very harsh punishment is required to create a certain mindset in the people who even think of such horrifying crime. It is important to put something very strong as an example for them. I am very happy that the issue has been brought up. People cannot ignore it now since wrong things are happening every time.”

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Kriti Sanon, who won the Outstanding performance of the year was quoted saying that, “Really glad that such a strong punishment would be given to such people. I am really happy that it has finally happened. I feel angry whenever I hear about such cases. But we have to fast-track such cases. I hope the government would address the issue for ensuring speedy justice to the victims.”

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Divya Khosla Kumar, who won the Best performance in a short film was quoted saying that “I feel that parents should give good education to their children. Our Prime Minister is being cursed by people, which is not right. Parents also have a duty to understand their responsibility. Also, I feel women are considered very strong. But there are such people who consider women as physically weak. Hopefully, the law will serve as a deterrent for them,”

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Actress Shilpa Shetty also praised the Centre’s move as well and said , “I think it (ordinance of POCSO Act) is a good step. People who do such horrifying crime should be punished in the harshest way possible. The crime itself is so brutal.”

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Actress Aditi Rao Hydari also voiced her support of the Centre’s move to punish child rapists and said, “I am very happy that such a step has been taken by the government. It is a victory for every girl and her parents in this country. It is a great day to get this news.”

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Bahubali actress Tamannah Bhatia also revealed that the rise in crimes against women is “disgusting.” “These are so disgusting and are heinous crimes. The idea of rape is itself not good. I am happy about the strong punishment under the amended law. Rape is a crime that should be given the most brutal punishment.”

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