Srinagar: Right now, the whole country is shaken up because of the horrific rape cases in Kathua and Unnao, and everyone is fighting for justice.
The rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in India has provoked tensions between the Hindu and Muslim community.
According to the police, Asifa Bano was drugged with sedatives and then forced to endure three days of rape by multiple men, before being strangled to death in the town of Kathua.
An 8-year-old girl was raped and then brutally murdered, and then there are still people defending the rapists. The thought of people defending criminals like that is almost as disturbing as the crime itself.
Amidst this horrific situation, one voice that is fighting hard to stay strong is that of Deepika Singh Rajawat. She is the lawyer representing the Kathua rape victim’s family bring their innocent daughter to justice and has also become an internet sensation with her hellbent attitude in fighting for what’s right.
Twitter users praised her strength amidst the furore brought about by the case.
The picture shows her leaving the Supreme Court to address the media, where she admits that since taking the case – which her colleagues tried to prevent the police from filing – she is afraid of being “raped [and killed]”. She told to media.
But, even with all the support she’s getting online, it’s so shameful that there are still people out there who are against her. She was quoted by ANI saying, “Today, I don’t know, I am not in my senses. I can be raped, I can be killed and maybe they won’t allow me to practice in court. They (have) isolated me, I don’t know how I can survive.”
But, even with all that, she’s no way backing down. She said, “I am feeling bad and it’s really unfortunate. You can well imagine my plight. But, I will stand for justice and we would seek justice for the eight-year-old girl.”
Her bravery has been noted by many. She refuses to be cowed by threats made against her, and tweeted: “I am not scared of threats, will fights this case and make sure our child gets the Justice.”
Rajawat runs an NGO called Voice For Rights, which helps under privileged people, especially women and children whose human rights has been violated.