Amitabh Bachchan, at the press meet of his upcoming film 102 Not Out on Thursday, said he didn’t want to talk about the Kathua rape case as he feels disgusted thinking about it. Considering he’s an ambassador for ‘Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’ campaign, the actor refused to talk about the rape of the eight-year-old minor from Jammu’s Kathua district that has shocked the entire country.
He said: “Is vishay par charcha karne pe mujhe ghin aa rahi hai. Is vishay ko maat uchchalo. (I am disgusted to talk about this issue. Don’t raise this issue). It’s terrible to think about.”
Even discussing this issue feels disgusting, don’t bring up this issue. It is terrible to even talk about it: Actor Amitabh Bacchan on being asked about his views on rapes in the country as an ambassador for ‘Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’ pic.twitter.com/tDp1zh2QEB
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He was present at the event along with his co-star Rishi Kapoor, Jimit Trivedi and the crew of the Umesh Shukla directorial, which is releasing on May 4.
An eight-year-old minor from Jammu’s Kathua district was abducted, held hostage in a temple, drugged, repeatedly raped and finally murdered to scare the Bakerwal community out of the village. What followed after the brutal act was a concerted effort to obstruct justice. Bribes were paid, evidences destroyed, people were intimidated to cover the heinous crime that took place in January this year.
Film personalities, Opposition parties and people in general have expressed shock and demanded justice for the eight-year-old. Candlelight vigils and marches were also organised with numerous participants calling for serious punishments against the perpetrators.