Published On : Thu, Jan 5th, 2017

Akshay, Hrithik condemn Bengaluru molestation

Bollywood stars Akshay Kumar, Aamir Khan and Hrithik Roshan have slammed the molestation incident that took place on New Year’s eve in Bengaluru. While Akshay called it “truly shameful”, Hrithik termed it as sad.

Akshay posted a video on Twitter, which he captioned as, “The Bangalore incident makes me feel we are evolving backwards, from humans to animals, rather beasts because even animals are better! Truly shameful.”

Akshay said he found it disgusting that some people would justify it by blaming women for their choice of clothes.

“I am ashamed to be a human being today. I was returning from my New Year’s vacation with my four-year-old daughter in my arms when I learnt about the molestation incident in Bengaluru. I don’t know how did you all feel about it, but my blood started boiling.

“I am a daughter’s father but even if I was not one, I feel if a society cannot respect its women, it doesn’t deserve to be called a humane society. What’s most disgusting is that people have the guts to justify such shameful acts by criticising women for their choice of clothes,” Akshay said.

Hrithik said everyone in the society should take responsibility of what happened and do something about it. :It is sad. We all bear a responsibility and we all must do something about that,” he told reporters on Thursday.

“I feel very strongly, as a father, as a member of the society, that if something like this is happening in an environment so close to me, then I definitely must be impacted, must be affected and I must do something about it,” he said.

The actor was speaking at the launch of song “Mon Amour” from his upcoming film “Kaabil”.

On late December 31 night, several women were molested and groped and lewd remarks passed by miscreants on M G Road and Brigade Road in Bengaluru, despite the presence of 1,500 police personnel to control the unruly New Year revellers.

The incident drew flak from many quarters even as Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara stoked a controversy by blaming the youngsters’ “western ways” for the incidents. His remarks came in for flak even as the National Commission for Women chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam flayed the minister, demanding his resignation.