The recent rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir has left everyone—right from celebs to the man on the street—in a state of shock. Several stars—right from Akshay Kumar to Kamal Haasan—have condemned the incident. And, now, actor Varalaxmi Sarathkumar has expressed her views on the matter. In a hard-hitting post, she said that it is high time that death penalty becomes the punishment for such crimes. She added that we as a society need to unite in order t make this happen.
“Is a child’s life worth only a day of mourning and rage ?!?Let’s unite and demand justice ..make the #deathpenalty for rape a law.Only if we ask we shall receive.I beg my fellow Indians its time to start Standing up for the right reasons..rape is not something we can tolerate If we all say it’s not our problem..did the victims family think that it can happen to them.?? No but it did.. it can happen to any of us.. I don’t need to be a mother to feel this rage and pain..plz jus be human and rage now.. we r already too late..let’s stand up now,” she added.
Varu Sarathkumar added that she as a woman, does not feel safe anymore and urged people to realise that such ‘monstrosity’ will not stop till we find our conscience.
“Without fear of punishment this monstrosity will never stop. before it’s too late let’s make the change..I alone have 800k followers that alone shud be able to cos an effect.. spread the word..no time for silence anymore.. #deathpenalty for rape..we want justice now..!! I am Varalaxmi Sarathkumar..i am a woman.. im standing up today.. I don’t feel safe anymore and it’s time the perpetrators pay for their mistakes.. Not one more loss of a child or woman.. #deathpenalty is the only way.. media make this trend.. be responsible.. Jai hind..!”added the lady.
These are strong words and prove that she is one outspoken person. On the work front, she currently has Maari 2 in her kitty.