One nation, one voice

Published: 30 December, 2012 11:31 IST | A Correspondent |

Celebs, activists comment on the gruesome Delhi gang-rape and the victim's sad demise

Such things happen during the wars and this is a rarest of rare case.

Nandini Sardesai

These rapists should be hanged. I am depressed. Women are not a commodity or toy. Yes, women wear modern dresses. This doesn't mean that they are inviting the men to look at them.
Nandini Sardesai, Sociologist

This was a very tragic end of a brutal crime. This is even more appalling for Indians who were water canned and lathi charged while protesting for the victim.

Pooja Bedi

The accused should get death penalties and Indians should boycott January 26 celebrations.
Pooja Bedi, Actor

The struggle has not ended yet and we should come forward at this point of time for the discrimination that we are facing today. We have to stand for it consistently.

Kiran Moghe

The government should realise that it is responsible for the rise in the number of cases of assault on women.
Kiran Moghe, AIDWA secretary

I am part of this system and I am sorry to say I feel frustrated and dejected at times when I hear about such heinous crimes.

Priya Dutt

I have written to the Chief Minister asking for his serious interventions.
Priya Dutt, MP (North Central Mumbai), and Secretary AICC

Celeb on twitter

Shah Rukh Khan, Actor

Shah Rukh Khan

Rape embodies sexuality as our culture & society has defined it. I’m sorry that I’m a part of this society

Barkha Dutt, Journalist

Barkha Dutt

5,000 security personnel deployed in and around India Gate to keep protesters away. Will GOI ever deploy as many to keep women safe ?

Harit Nagpal, CEO, TATA SKY

Harit Nagpal

Seeking death for six rapists and marching with candles is like trying to cure Bronchitis with Strepsils. Lets not mistake Comfort for Cure!

Shobha de, Author

Shobha De

You can snuff out thousands of candles. How do you put out fires lit inside a billion minds and hearts?


Your voice has been heard. I understand how you feel. I appeal to you to help strengthen our collective resolve to fight the menace of violence against women
Sonia Gandhi, Congress president

It would be a true homage to her memory, if we are able to channelise these emotions and energies into a constructive course of action
Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister

Our hearts are burning with grief and shame and this is not the moment for speeches or words, but for deep reflection among ourselves, within ourselves
Sheila Dikshit, Delhi Chief Minister 

Women up in arms

When people react to such issues, the government clamps down on public instead of taking appropriate measures. We, the people, have the right to express our insecurities and ourselves.

Pooja Bhimani

In case we are having problems, shouldn’t we be approaching the government. But it’s sad that our government has failed to understand our current needs.
Pooja Bhimani, Student

The police should subject the rapists to third degree every day because only then they’ll understand the pain they had inflicted upon the poor soul. 

Mamta Sawhney

It’s because of such men that women in country feel unsafe. The girl’s family has paid the price for someone else’s crime.
Mamta Sawhney, Sion resident

Those rapists should be castrated and left on the road to die a dog’s death.

Shachi Chawla

There is a serious need to educate our children, especially boys, to respect the opposite gender. After police, it’s our duty to look after our own safety.
Shachi Chawla, Chunabhatti resident

Whatever happened to the girl is extremely sad. No one should ever experience what she went through.

Sonal Sharma

Those rapists need to be hanged, but if there is something more brutal than death then I think they deserve that. The government should do something soon so that the girl rests in peace.
Sonal Sharma, Student

Also read

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Delhi gang rape victim's neighbours want rapists hanged
Delhi police will file charge sheet against gang rapists on January 3
Treat accused as outcasts, say female politicos
That Heaven of Freedom, My Mother
'We need more and better policing'
A fire that will not douse
Plain-clothed cops to man female compartments

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