Ever since the brutal news of an 8-year-old girl from the Jammu and Kashmir being raped and murdered has surfaced, the nation has voiced their support to the brave lawyer, Deepika Singh Rajawat, who is representing the family of the girl. Now the lawyer has received a vote of encouragement from Hollywood as well.
‘Beauty and The Beast’ fame actress Emma Watson took to Twitter to extend her encouragement to lawyer Deepika Singh Rajawat for firming her paws into the Kathua rape case even when she is being threatened for life from all sectors. Emma wrote, 'All power to Deepika Rajawat.'
All power to Deepika Singh Rajawat ✊🏻https://t.co/sZzDVcIFNo— Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) May 3, 2018
Rajawat had all the eyes on her ever since she took this case under her umbrella and decided to help the family of the Kathua rape victim. She even claimed that she is afraid for her life as she is continuously receiving threats by colleagues, including those from the Jammu and Kashmir Bar Association.
In spite of all the danger, Rajawat continues to be the power that draws this case forward. Currently, the trial is on hold after the Supreme Court stayed proceedings until May 7. Where the rape victim’s father is pleading the apex court to shift the case outside Jammu and Kashmir, the two of the accused in the case have opposed the plea and have asked the Supreme Court to transfer the probe to the Central Bureau of Investigation. The court will be hearing both the pleas this Monday.
For those who don’t know, the Kathua rape and murder case is the alleged abduction, confinement, sexual assault and killing of an 8-year-old girl from the Bakarwal tribe of Jammu and Kashmir. She was abducted when she was away grazing her horses and was confined for eight days in a temple where she was gang-raped