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A day after a 19-year-old Dalit girl in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh died after being allegedly gang-raped and tortured, former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju on Wednesday wrote a very insensitive social media post on the incident. In the post, though he condemned the act and demanded harsh punishment for the culprits, he also seemed to have justified the crime as he wrote that ‘sex is a natural urge in men’. Also, he wrote that due to rising unemployment, the rape cases have increased.
This post of Katju infuriated netizens and he was bashed left, right and centre. Also, ‘Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare’ actress Pavleen Gujral is angry over the post by the former judge. In an exclusive interview with Bollywood Bubble, she said, “You cannot justify rape no matter whatever is the reason. It is the most heinous crime you could do to a human being. The fact that the judge of our country justifying rape shows what’s the condition of our judiciary.”
Read Katju’s post here.
I condemn the Hathras gang rape, and call for harsh punishment of the culprits.However, having said that there is one…
Pavleen added, “We as artistes we are creators. What we can do is look at the way out of this. I feel like in every country, in every revolution that has happened all over the world, we artistes are the first ones to come in front. As an artiste, we have a big responsibility to make such content which can change our belief system and situation and it resonates with people. I think in this situation, all the artistes and creators consciously should make a decision to be part of something that doesn’t promote this and finds a solution to this. I do condemn the act heavily. It’s my responsibility as an artiste to make or be part of the content that negates all of this. so, I am going to make sure it happens and will consciously try.”
We have seen Pavleen in projects that has a cause. From ‘Angry Indian Goddesses’, ‘Marzi’ to ‘Made In Heaven’, Pavleen left a mark with her powerful performances.