Celebs Including Anushka Sharma, Sachin Tendulkar, Shabana Azmi Raised Their Voice To Urge ‘Lockdown On Domestic Violence’

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Celebs Including Anushka Sharma, Sachin Tendulkar, Shabana Azmi Raised Their Voice To Urge 'Lockdown On Domestic Violence'
Celebs Including Anushka Sharma, Sachin Tendulkar, Shabana Azmi Raised Their Voice To Urge ‘Lockdown On Domestic Violence’

While the whole nation is following the lockdown a lot of people are stuck in there houses with domestic abuse. Now several celebs have come forward to urge people to report such violence in case they come across one.

Not just Bollywood and sports personalities including Ajinkya Rahane, Anushka Sharma, Dia Mirza, Farhan Akhtar, Karan Johar, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Mithali Raj, Nandita Das, Rahul Bose, Rohit Sharma, Sachin Tendulkar, Sakshi Tanwar, Shabana Azmi, Shreyas Talpade, Sonali Kulkarni, Sunil Shetty, Vidya Balan and Virat Kohli have raised their voice to urge women to stand against such abuses. They also ask people not to ignore such cases and stand to help these victims by placing a report.

The initiative is supported by Nandita Shah, Co-Director of Akshara Centre who was quoted as saying, “This increase in domestic violence during lockdowns is not just an Indian phenomenon; is being reported all over the world. We know that containment measures and quarantine are essential to overcome COVID-19 but we cannot have women entrapped in violent homes where even making a phone call is difficult. The government of Maharashtra has extended their support to help prevent this violence. We would also like to thank our long-standing supporter Rahul Bose who has been extending his endless support to the organization.”

In the video, the celebs say, “During the lockdown, there has been a sharp increase in the number of domestic violence cases. To all the men, we say, ‘Now is the time to stand up against this violence.’ To all the women, we say, ‘Now is the time to break your silence.’ If you are witness to domestic violence in your home, if you are witness to domestic violence in your neighbourhood, report it. If you are a survivor of domestic violence, report it. Let us put a lockdown on domestic violence.”

The CM of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray has also joined to support this initiative.


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