Kathua rape-murder: Emma Watson lauded lawyer Deepika Rajawat

NEW DELHI: Deepika Singh Rajawat, the lawyer fighting to get justice for the eight-year-old daughter of Mohammad Akhtar from Kathua village in Jammu received words of encouragement and support from an unexpected quarter.

On Friday, British actress Emma Watson tweeted, “All power to Deepika Singh Rajawat,” while reacting to a photo profile story of Rajawat.

The 38-year-old Kashmiri Pandit and activist, is not only representing the victim’s family, whose daughter was gang-raped repeatedly inside a village temple, kept sedated for hours in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir in January but is also fighting the verbal assault, trauma and threats of several torchbearers of law.

The mother of a five-year-old daughter had recently had said that she fears threat to her life and dignity but will still stand for justice but is determined to fight the case with all her dedication and passion.

“I don’t know till when I will be alive. I can be raped, my modesty can be outraged, I can be killed, I can be damaged. I was threatened yesterday that ‘we will not forgive you’. I am going to tell SC tomorrow that I am in danger.” Deepika had told news agency ANI.

“I m not scared of threats, will fight this case and make sure our child gets the Justice,” the Laadli Awardee wrote on her Twitter on Saturday (April 14).

The Kathua rape case had caused a massive outrage across the country following the Centre government approved an ordinance give death penalty for to those convicted of raping children up to 12 years of age. The ordinance has also been promulgated by President Ram Nath Kovind.