Why is #Arrest_Deepika_Rajawat trending on Twitter?

Deepika Rajawat, a lawyer in the Kathua rape case, has been accused of insulting deities. Rajawat tweeted a controversial cartoon about the status of girls during Navaratri. After this people started tweeting against her and started to #Arrest_Deepika_Rajawat on Twitter.

Rajawat captioned her tweet ‘Irony’ while posting the cartoon showing a man touching the feet of the deity during Navratri and the same man holding both the legs of a woman during the rest of the days.

Deepika recently tweeted a tweet, in which she showed the irony of the society. In the tweet, she has shown what is the situation of girls during Navratri and what happens in other days. In another tweet, Deepika wrote that “My religious feelings are no glass that will break in a moment. I know my religion and deeds quite well.

As #Arrest_Deepika_Rajawat started trending on the microblogging website, Twitterati accused the lawyer of “shaming Hindu and their festivals”

Who is Deepika Rajawat?

Deepika Rajawat is a Kashmiri lawyer and had come up for discussion in January 2018 after an alleged rape incident with a minor. Deepika was the victim’s lawyer, but the family later dropped her from the case. The victim’s family had alleged that Deepika was only taking publicity from this case, while she has no interest in the case and does not come to the court.

During the case, Rajawat had even sought protection as she was purportedly receiving threats for representing the affected family. However, in November 2018, she was removed from the case in the trial court at Pathankot in Punjab on the basis of an application moved by the father of the eight-year-old victim.

What is the Kathua case?

An eight-year-old girl was allegedly abducted on January 10, 2018 in Kathua. She was later found dead on January 17. She is accused of gang rape and murder. A special court in Pathankot convicted six people in the case. Three have been sentenced to life imprisonment and three to five years in prison.