Bengaluru mass molestation: Hrithik Roshan, Aamir Khan and other celebs condemn the incident

FP Staff

Jan,04 2017 10:59:47 IST

The first few minutes of New Year's Eve saw a something horrific happen in Bangalore. A mob of men molested and assaulted women in broad daylight, on the busiest roads of the city, while police forces were right around the corner.



The incident has shaken up everyone. Many resorted to Twitter to express their grief with the matter, but soon enough #NotAllMen started to trend.

SP MLA Abu Azmi made some pretty regressive remarks about the case, blaming it on the women's attire, while Karnataka Home Minister dismissed it by stating that these things happen all the time on New Year's Eve and Christmas. The state police has also claimed that no cases have been filed yet.

Many members of the Hindi film industry took to twitter to vent about the sad state of affairs. The most recent statement has been issued by actor Hrithik Roshan who condemned the incident at the song launch of his upcoming film Sanjay Gupta's action thriller Kaabil. He said, "I wasn't here. I didn't see the news in real time but yes, it is sad. We all bear a responsibility and we all must do something about that. I feel very strongly as a father, as the member of society that if something like this happening in an environment so close to me then I definitely must be impacted, I must be affected and I must do something about it."

Aamir Khan, too, spoke about the issue at a press meet in Mumbai recently, reports ANI. He said:

"The incident that took place in Bengaluru was very disappointing. We feel ashamed that such incidents take place in our country. I think it's the responsibility of everyone along with the administration to see that law and order prevails.... The law and order mechanism and the judiciary and police should bring the culprit to task at the earliest as it happens in other countries. For example, when such an incident takes place in America, the guilty are not only arrested but they are given punishments as well within two or three months. I think when such a change will take place, things will automatically change." 

Meanwhile, Varun Dhawan, Farhan Akhtar, Swara Bhaskar and Salim Khan took to twitter to speak their mind.

Published Date: Jan 04, 2017 10:59 AM | Updated Date: Jan 05, 2017 16:09 PM