Mumbai gangrape: Celebs tweet their outrage

Aug 24, 2013, 09:28 IST | A correspondent

Bollywood fraternity take to Twitter to express disgust over the recent gang rape incident in the city. Here's what they say...

Sonam Kapoor: I' m really shocked and taken aback with the recent shameful incident that took place in Mumbai yesterday. A sheer act of cowardice. I' m appalled! Photojournalist gang-raped in Mumbai, over 20 detained.

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Karan Johar: Helpless to say the least...words like "devastated".."disgusted" mean nothing at a time like this! #gangerape in my city... I feel ashamed.

Karan Johar
Karan Johar

Farhan Akhtar: Dear CM, Home min state, Police Comm and sluggish judiciary... Wish u all were everyday women so you'd truly realise the fear they must feel. There has to be harsher punishment for rape and a fixed time limit within which cases must reach a verdict in court. Wake up system!! Cannot understand if everybody seems to have known this compound is where drug dealers & addicts hung out, why nothing was done earlier?

Bipasha Basu: More shock and more remorse! What about more justice and justice which would scare and stop these filthy animals who live in human skin! Lets just accept it! We are not safe! #MumbaiGangRape

Alia Bhatt: Can't even say that am shocked anymore! Who says girls should be sensible and careful at night? It has nothing to do with where or when.. Punishment is the only way to tame the wild. They may not understand words but they will surely understand action. It's the uneducated, misinformed section of our society who have skewed ideas of masculinity. And it's a very large section.

Genelia D'Souza: Angered and disgusted that no matter what, this brutality keeps growing.. need a stop NOW..severe punishments required.. #Awomansplea

Sidharth Shukla: More than any other bill what we need is the women security bill #MumbaiGangRape

Aditi Rao Hydari: This is a country of demons who rape and kill every second day. Crying with shame, fear, anger, disgust- wake up shameless system creators.

Nargis Fakhri: I know it's my big day today but I'm disgusted at the news reports of another gang rape here in Mumbai. This is becoming a sickness! Disgusting and appalling!

Gul Panag: 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.

Sophie Choudry: A young photographer gangraped, her colleague thrashed at 5pm in Mahalaxmi area Mumbai. Still no fear..Rapists feel they can get away! Economy is down, corruption on the rise and state of law and order is shameful. Are we supposed to put up with this till next election? #SHAME. 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! We are a nation that's becoming bankrupt on every front: financially, emotionally, mentally. Feel helpless and ashamed.

Amrita Rao: There is no "fear of Punishment" encouraged by our Judiciary system. Justice is delayed or denied ...what happened to Nirbhaya convicts
José Covaco: Eventually all we'll have is a bunch of flyovers named after women we can't protect. Help is not coming. Do whatever you can to stay safe. Ladies PLEASE don't ever make the mistake of believing that Mumbai is safe even late at night.It never was.It's only safe for Politicians. People interested in setting up Citizen Groups in Bandra to patrol and secure our streets get in touch with me here.We've wasted too much time.

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

Vishal Dadlani: Aaaarrggghh! I hate what we've become! We sit around while politicians do nothing to protect women! Has India's youth become so helpless? Mumbai! City of rapists, molesters and apathetic citizens! Everyone who sits around waiting for shit to solve itself, be ashamed! WE did this! Who, amongst you, is not willing to accept this? If I go and sit on a silent fast at Mantralaya, will you come? We can't take this any more! Enough of these bogus promises from these bogus politicians! We must make our streets, our city safe for women NOW!! Ourselves!! I can't believe this is happening. The Bombay I grew up in, was a city of culture and peace. Mumbai is a heartless city of business and darkness. I'm so angry I have tears in my eyes. I want safety for my family. I want my city back. When did Indian men become so weak and so scared, that we are unable to protect and respect India's women? Shame. So angry. How did we let India come to this? A country that treats it's women so badly that NO woman has escaped some degree of molestation.

Shekhar Ravjiani: This time, if we don't act, it's over. We will be sealing the fate for all our girl children. It isn't about Mumbai or Delhi. It's about India. And her daughters. We need to find a way to protect them. My heart goes out to the victim and I hope and pray that God gives her the strength to make it through this ordeal.

Isha Koppikar: Our system sucks.. Atleast mumbai was considered safe .No city in India is safe for women, no more.Sad very sad. Rapist shud be hung in public and tortured to an extent where any other perpeturator shud shudder even wid the thought of rape. It's only so much that the law can do, the rest is upon us, lets direct our anger towards the monsters who raped a 22 year old journalist.

Lara Dutta: Since we're becoming more and more depraved and barbaric as a society, why don't we follow thruogh with all barbaric customs, hang rapists in public! An activist has to die for a law to be passed! How many more women need to be raped in order for swifter and apt punishment to be meted out?

Aftab Shivdasani: Shocking,disgusting and outrageous.. So how many more crimes before the government decides to incorporate the sternest law? #MumbaiGangRape

Preity Zinta: Nothing feels more DISGUISTING than reading of ANOTHER RAPE in the newspapers. Hope the lawmakers realise that they have failed this country.

Divya Dutta: I think they shud b castrated,all these rapists!

Riteish Deshmukh: Shamed and angered.

Mika Singh: My support to the journalist girl who has gone through the trauma, if a girl like a photo journalist is raped then what about the safety of normal and uneducated girls.

Munmun Dutta: All these bastards needs to be caught and hung in public like these Arab countries. My blood boils even tweeting about such incidents. Disgusted and shameful.. What an act of cowardice by these 5 bastards raping a woman when she is all alone..

Kunal Khemu: Never thought that gang rape and mumbai could be mentioned in the same sentence. Feel sad and angered. Mumbai was once a safe city.

Aarti Chabria: Will have to think a million times before goin for a jog to the #mumbai mahalaxmi race course every evening now! #rape #shame #anger #fear. As bad as terrorists..They have terrorised our city of #mumbai , and the laws are still very mild 4 these hooligans!

Yami Gautam: Disgusted to hear about growing number of rape cases. How do they get this audacity despite so many protests? Capital punishment is the word.

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

Shweta Pandit: Hope all the rapists are proved guilty within 100 years and not longer. You slow corrupted, lazy indian caretakers #AngerCry #Mumbaigangrape

Shoojit Sircar: Horrible incident of rape in Mumbai... it's sad.. shame..

Parveen Dusanj: Indian phrase 'eve-teasing' is home grown vocab for a very REAL problem in India! The groping & molesting of women. NOT OK. Zero tolerance.

Anupam Kher: There is NO fear of Law. Rape cases go on for years. Nobody is Hanged for Rape. Politicians are interested in Power. NOT Welfare of People.

Shruti Seth: I hate to admit it, but I'm ashamed of being a Bombayite today. And I am ashamed of my country and its pathetic political and judicial system.

Dino Morea: Nobody gives a shit about any law here, no fear, hence incidents like this. The assholes know they can get away with anything.Please instil FEAR.

Sandhya Mridul: So now what do we do, take candles and crowds and walk the streets and sign petitions again in protest and plead for our safety.. WHAT?!

Madhur Bhandarkar: 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.

Ritesh Sidhwani: Gang rape in Lower Parel. Looking at what we have come to its time we start punishing these perverts publicly.. Stone them, castrate them, jail them for life. We need to create a stronger deterrent or this will not stop.

Farah Khan: Obviously tweeting our outrage has Made NO difference whatsover!

Sunidhi Chauhan: It's such a shame!!! Mumbai?? Can't imagine this! Kya ab bhi sirf is baare mein baatein hi karke reh jayenge hum log? No! India is not safe anymore! I thought wrong!

Manoj Bajpayee: Mumbai is shamed by the incident of gangrape last night.we all hang our head in shame that we can not give a safe world to women.

Shreya Ghoshal: Disgusted disgusted disgusted. A gangrape in daylight in our so called ‘safe’ city Mumbai..

Varun Dhawan: Just heard the news about a gangrape in Mumbai. Disgusted! Please publicly hang these people. Sickened with these repeated acts by cowards.

Ehsaan Noorani: Appalled at the news of the gang rape today.. What is with this country?

Tisca Chopra: Can't be happening in Mumbai.. a city full of working women.. working all hours of the day and night..

Pooja Bhatt: Mortified to hear about the gang rape in Mumbai yesterday which occurred in broad daylight. This is not the city I grew up in. Ashamed!

Celina Jaitly: Devastated to hear of gangrape of r dear journalist in Mumbai, SEVERE action HAS tobe taken to make RAPE punishmnt EXTREME to instill FEAR. Our legal system is so weak, RAPE PUNISHMENT does not even qualify as punishment and the time taken to conviction is a JOKE!

Roshan Abbas: However hard we try there is no fear of the law in our country! And there is a dirth of policing! Any actionable solutions? They fastracked Nirbhaya case in December! It's August now? What are they waiting for a one year anniversary?

Milap Zaveri: The Mumbai gang rape incident is one more sad, sickening and disgusting one. Like I said before, all proven rapists should be hung.

Bejoy Nambiar: Just reading about the gang rape incident in Mumbai. Here is hoping that the culprits be caught and booked immediately.

Kritika Kamra: Reading abt the Mumbai gang rape.So disturbing.Don't knw what to say. All has been said but nothing done! And we are all responsible for it!

Vishal Malhotra: Gangrape in Lower Parel. The heart of Bombay!! WTF !! AAAAAAAHHHHH !! My ANGER is unexplainable. MONSTERS !!!

Dino Morea: Disgusted as to what's happening in Mumbai. Hope the Rapist B******* are caught and hung.

Maria Goretti: I'm a woman.. INDIA is my home.. Should I not be safe in my home?

Vahbbiz Dorabjee: OMG Gang rape in Mumbai. We thought Mumbai is the safest city at any hour for girls. But now girls are not safe anywhere. Degrading and disgusting.

Akshay Kumar: It seems like Déjà vu. Honestly, how many more such cases before we do something? These are animals disguised as men

Shah Rukh Khan: Punishing those responsible for this heinous crime is one part of the deterrent. The second, far greater deterrent is to change our own mindsets

Siddharth Malhotra: We are world-beaters when it comes to evading punishment and justice. Nobody is safer in India than the criminal

Soha Ali Khan: I remember saying in the not so distant past, Mumbai is the safest city for a single working girl to be. I am sickened and outraged.

Vivek Oberoi: Appalled, angry and disgusted to hear about the photojournalist girl who got gangraped in Mumbai. Death penalty for rapists!

Kunal Kohli: Just need One Politician to stand up and say he/she will clean up the system, speed up justice etc. JUST ONE. Hai koi?

Vidyut Jammwal: Can't sit down & let this happen to our girls. It's time to act. We each must protect & equip our girls to fight back

Asha Bhosle: Law breakers are using the Courts to their advantage while the innocent suffer. Justice delayed is justice denied.

Anupam Kher: There is NO fear of Law. Rape cases go on for years. Nobody is hanged for rape. Politicians are interested in power. NOT, welfare of people.

Aditya Thackeray: The govt needs to be hard on rapists and molesters. We need to treat rapes at the same level as terrorism.

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