Post Dera verdict led disappointment across the country including the Tinseltown and many Bollywood celebrities, including Twinkle Khanna, Anupam Kher and Raveena Tandon, also tweeted for the same. The violence led across three states including Punjab and Haryana post Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s conviction in a 15-year-old rape case.
The Dera Sacha Sauda chief has been held guilty of raping and sexually exploiting two female disciples.
The agitated Bollywood stars took a stand against the violence that occurred in Haryana and Punjab in the name of supporting Ram Rahim that killed at least 28 and injured nearly 250 people.
Twinkle took to her Twitter account and wrote, “Our fault Babas exist as we turn towards them like silly sunflowers looking for the sun,forgetting that a halo is just a trick of the light!”
Veteran actor Kher tweeted, “Violence is what #GurmeetRamRahimSingh seems to have taught his followers. This is nonsense & Govt. needs to use full force to STOP it NOW.”
Sirsa is the headquarters of Dera Sacha Sauda of which Ram Rahim, 50, is its chief.The special CBI court in Panchkula on Friday convicted Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a 2002 rape case and ordered him to be taken into judicial custody.
Absolutely! Hope this is seen through! They must pay! What about the tragic loss of lives?? https://t.co/i6h6DqVHvd
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) August 25, 2017
1. Arrest MSG.
2. Arrest his violent followers.
3. Put them all in the same jail.
4. Film it weekly.
5. Show it to his other followers.
— Vir Das (@thevirdas) August 26, 2017
Why should violent mobs still be called 'followers'? What happened to 'terrorists'? Or is that term reserved?
— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) August 26, 2017