Celebs’ attraction to place a ‘lockdown on domestic violence’&
A number of celebrities have come collectively to place a “lockdown on domestic violence.” In a recently-released brief video, celebrities comparable to Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma, Madhuri Dixit, Farhan Akhtar, Dia Mirza, Karan Johar, Rohit Sharma and Vidya Balan urge the victims, witnesses and survivors of the home violence to report such instances.
“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 stand up and break your silence. If you are a witness to domestic violence in your home, please report. If you are a witness to domestic violence in your neighbourhood, report it. If you are a survivor of domestic violence, report it. Let’s put a lockdown on domestic violence,” the celebrities will be heard, saying within the video.
Virat shared the video on his Instragram account, writing, “If you have been a victim, witness or a survivor of the domestic violence, please report. #LockdownOnDomesticViolence #Dial100 @cmomaharashtra_ #DGPMaharashtra @adityathackeray @aksharacentreindia”
Below, watch the video:
The celebrities have created the video as a part of an initiative by girls’s rights group Akshara Centre in collaboration with Special Cell for Women and Children. It is supported by the federal government of Maharashtra and the Maharashtra Police.