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Jaya Bachchan weeps for dead gang-rape victim

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Jaya Bachchan weeps for dead gang-rape victim

dead girl gang rapeMumbai, Dec 29 (IANS) Former actress and Rajya Sabha memberJaya Bachchan broke down Saturday during a silent march held for the Delhi gang-rape victim here this evening. The 23-year-old victim died in a Singapore hospital early Saturday.

Jaya Bachchan expressed her condolences to the victim’s family and said that she understood their pain.

“There are many girls in my family. I feel scared when I think of what the 23-year-old had to go through. Whatever we did was very late. We should collectively apologise to the family and to all women who have gone through such an ordeal. Please don’t tarnish the reputation of our country,” she said.

In memory of the victim, Mumbaikers joined a silent march from Juhu beach to Kaifi Azmi park. The protest was led by the late poet’s daughter, former actress and social activist Shabana Azmi.

“The brave girl has lost her life but has awakened the country,” Azmi said.

Various Bollywood celebrities took to the streets to show their support to the deceased victim and her family. Celebrities like Ranveer Singh, Alka Yagnik, Lalit Pandit, Jaya Bachchan, Javed Akhtar, Hema Malini, Om Puri, Deepika Padukone, Kunal Kapoor and Sonu Nigam were among those present.

Singer Sonu Nigam, who has stayed in the capital, said: “I have stayed in Delhi. The boys are hungry there and they look at women as if they are restaurants,” he said.

Actress Hema Malini said: “The incident should not have taken place. India is known for its culture and tradition but these kinds of incidents are scary. The sad thing is the government didn’t do anything. Everybody is scared to step out their house, there is no security.”

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  1. hemen parekh
    hemen parekh 31 December, 2012, 05:21

    Dear Friend

    Here is my tribute to the Delhi rape victim

    Express your anguish , add your own verse ( and your name ) , at the end and forward to your “ Contact Group “ ( available in Outlook / GMail / Yahoo Mail etc )

    Then request them to do likewise

    Let , a million version of this tribute echo in the hearts on all Indians

    – hemen parekh
    Jobs for All = Peace on Earth

    But Democracy is a good thing !

    The Girl is dead
    India’s darling daughter is dead
    But democracy is alive
    And democracy is a good thing.

    Every year
    21,000 mothers , daughters , sisters get raped,
    Countless others burnt to dowry-death;
    Poor starve or, shelter less
    Freeze on footpath;
    On each rainless day
    A hundred farmers commit suicide
    But democracy is alive
    And democracy is a good thing

    Each year , 1,600,000 children die of malnutrition
    Even as millions of tons of grain
    Rot under sun and rain
    Thousands die of tobacco smoke
    But democracy is alive
    And democracy is a good thing

    Hundreds die in floods
    Few thousands die crossing railway tracks
    A million children die working for 18 hours
    In dark / dungeon slave factories
    Living on a slice of bread and glass of dirty water
    But democracy is alive
    And democracy is a good thing

    Where else but in a democracy
    Do people have a right
    To vote / select their own Masters
    Who , for the next five years, will

     Silence them

     Torture them

     Maim them

     Loot them

     Rape them

     Murder them

    Cry, Beloved Motherland

    And don’t stop crying

    Till your tears sweep these tyrants into the Arabian Sea !

    ( hemen parekh )

    Add your verse here :

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