MELBOURNE: Commuters in Melbourne were surprised to see several billboards “seeking justice” for a late Bollywood celebrity on the streets on Monday. The billboards with photos of Sushant Singh Rajput carried hashtags like #JusticeForSushantSinghRajput and were funded through an online campaign by the Indian diaspora in Australia.
A fundraiser on a Facebook page created by Melbourne resident Divya Bakshi managed to raise approximately AUD 5000 (Rs 2.6 lakh) within five hours of being launched on August 13. The page has about 1,100 Indian-Australian members, many of whom made donations. “We wanted to set up the billboards to show support for a CBI probe into the matter,” Bakshi told TOI. The hoardings have been set up in seven locations across Melbourne.
The 34-year-old actor was found dead in his Mumbai residence on June 14 and demands for an independent inquiry into his death have intensified over the past two months. The Bihar government has already recommended a CBI inquiry into the case and the Centre has notified it as well. Two petitions with the Supreme Court have also sought an order from the top court for a CBI probe.
Anupama Arora, a healthcare worker in Melbourne who came up with the idea of the billboards and tied up with Bakshi to raise funds, told TOI that she had seen online pictures of billboards in support of the actor in the US. “I was not a die-hard fan of the actor or anything but his untimely death has affected people, mostly because he came from a siRead More – Source