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Bollywood Bands Together To Condemn Brutal Rape And Murder Of 8-Year-Old Asifa In Kathua

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| April 12 , 2018 , 15:34 IST

The Bollywood fraternity may have a few spats here and there, but are mostly united when it comes to adversaries. Although, Bollywood actors might not be actively involved in day-to-day national affairs, certain events can shock even the busiest souls.

For example, the brutal gangrape, torture and murder of 8-year-old Asifa Bano in Jammu and Kashmir in January this year, which came to light recently, and soon gained global coverage as well.  

Multiple men raped the 8-year-old, as she was starved and sedated over a period of days, before she was strangled to death and her head was hit with stones. A total of 8 people have been accused in the case, including the master mind of the plot, rapists, murder and police officers who covered up the incident.

Since the accused are Hindu and the victim was Muslim, the incident gained a communal tinge as well, with many defending the accused as well on religious grounds. 

Bollywood actors including Sonam Kapoor, Richa Chadha, Farhan Akhtar, Swara Bhaskar, took to Twitter to condemn the horrific death of Asifa Bano.

Sports stars also expressed their views: