Stop violence against women: Amitabh

In the backdrop of the growing outrage against the gang-rape of a 22 year-old student in Delhi, megastar Amitabh Bachchan has said violence against women should be strongly spoken against and put down with. In his address at the concluding day of the

10th Chennai International Film Festival, Bachchan also stressed for the importance of treating the fairer sex with equality and dignity.

Fifty per cent of the population is women. They should be treated with equality and dignity…violence against women should be strongly spoken against and put down’, he said. A 23 year-old medical student was gang-raped and has been since fighting for life at a Delhi hospital, sparking widespread outrage, with the issue even resonating in the Parliament.