Anushka Sharma: Fully support capital punishment for rapists of minors

WION Web Team
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Published: Apr 24, 2018, 08:29 AM(IST)

File photo of Anushka Sharma. Photograph:( Twitter )

Anushka Sharma has said she is "1,000 per cent" in support of the ordinance promulgated on Sunday which provides stringent punishment, including"death"penalty, for those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years.

Speaking to reporters at an event on Monday, Anushka said, "I am very happy with it. I will be completely, 1,000 per cent in support of the most severe punishment that there is (for someone) who spoils something as innocent as a child." She called such crimes the "worst thing to do as a human being".

Anushka added that, like everyone else, she was "deeply hurt and disgusted" by the Kathua incident in Jammu and Kashmir, in which an eight-year-old girl was held captive in a temple there and was repeatedly raped before being killed.

The body of the girl, belonging to a minority nomadic community, was found on January 17 from Rassana forest, a week after she went missing while grazing her horses.
"Like everyone in the country, I am deeply hurt by the incident. Even now when I think about it, I feel disgusted and extremely emotional. Like I said in my statement earlier, the most severe punishment has to be meted out to the people involved," she said.

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On the work front, Anushka, who will have a packed year with Sui Dhaga, Zero and a cameo in the Sanjay Dutt biopic, spoke about the Dutt biopic.

"That (the Dutt biopic) is"one film you guys will be very excited and happy seeing. I saw the teaser recently and I liked it a lot. I have a cameo in it. I'm really looking forward to watching the film," she said. 

(With agency inputs)

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