British actress Emma Watson has extended her Deepika Singh Rajawat, the lawyer representing the family of the girl who was raped and murdered in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir. Harry potter fame has given her support through twitter.
“All power to Deepika Singh Rajawat,” tweeted Watson while reacting to a photo article on the lawyer.
All power to Deepika Singh Rajawat ✊🏻https://t.co/sZzDVcIFNo
— Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) May 3, 2018
Emma Watson is the United Nations women’s goodwill ambassador. S he was responding to an article on a photo of the lawyer that has gone viral on social media. The photo shows a fearless Deepika Singh Rajawat, wearing the lawyer’s robes, walking confidently, flanked by men. Rajawat has been in the news ever since she took up the sensitive case.
Rajawat had claimed that she received death threats, including from his subordinate lawyers from the Jammu and Kashmir Bar Association for representing the case. The rape and murder of the eight-year-old girl from the Bakarwal tribe of Jammu and Kashmir had sparked widespread outrage in the country.
The Supreme Court had directed the Jammu and Kashmir government to provide security to the family of the eight-year-old Kathua gangrape and murder victim, their lawyer and a family friend assisting them in prosecuting the case. It was reported that Rajawat, who is the lawyer for the victim’s family in trial court, has filed a petition on her own name seeking protection as she was receiving threats for representing the affected family. However, later, it was clarified that the father of the victim filed the petition and another petition was filed by the Delhi-based advocate seeking a CBI probe into the case.