BOLLYWOOD: Speaking at an event, actress Anushka Sharma said she fully supported that severe punishment should be awarded to the perpetrators who assault children, while expressing support for the ordinance passed by the Indian government proposing tougher punishment for rapists.
The actress severely condemned the Kathua and Unnao rape cases which have taken the world by storm with several Bollywood celebrities taking to social media to condemn the attacks since details emerged.
The Indian government reacted to the growing number of cases concerning sexual harassment amidst national outrage a few days ago.
According to the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance 2018, the proposed punishments, for raping girls under the age of 12 years, ranges from a minimum of 20 years to life term or death.
“Like everyone in the country, I’m deeply hurt by the incident (Kathua). Even now when I think about it, I feel disgusted and extremely emotional. Most severe punishment has to be vetted out to the people involved,” the actress said.
“I will be completely, 1000 per cent in support of the most severe punishment that there is who spoils something as innocent as a child. It’s the worst thing to do as a human being,” she added.