The pain and torture that Manisha Valmiki went through sent shiver down our spine. The 19-year-old was gang-raped by four men in Hathras. She breathed her last in Delhi on Tuesday. While the whole country was devastated over the news, they were taken aback by the news of a 22-year-old who was gang-raped and sent to her home in a rickshaw with a glucose drip in her hand. Actress Rishina Kandhari is furious and shattered with this news and asks “Where are we heading as a society?”
The actress, who is currently seen in the TV show “Aye Mere Humsafar”, feels there is a steep rise in rape cases because there is no fear of law. She asserts that the government should now take some immediate action so that no one can ever think of doing such a gruesome crime.
“In the last couple of years, rape cases have increased in the country. Why? Because it takes a very long time for the victim to get justice. We talk about gender equality, and woman empowerment, but reading about such cases makes me question ‘Where are we heading as a nation and as a society?’ Why can’t we make our country safe for women? Women safety issues need to be addressed at the root level, how difficult can it be?” she said.
“Imagine the whole country was out on the roads after the Nirbhaya case, but she got justice after seven long years. Seven years is too long. Until unless the government and the lawmakers set an example, this will keep happening. Justice delayed is justice denied. Hopefully, all the accused in this case are sentenced with the most severe punishment, and we don’t want to wait, they should do it now. It should make these monsters’ souls tremble,” Rishina signed off.