Social media campaigns for killed Catholic youths

November 4, 2011 by  
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Boys on the facebookMaharashtra, November 4, 201: Social networking sites have become the most popular medium for the people to vent their anger against the killing of two Catholic youths by eve teasers in Mumbai.

Netizens across the nation have flooded Facebook and Twitter demanding justice for the “bravehearts” Keenan, 24 and Reuben, 28.

The duo, along with five others, including three girls, had gone to the bar to have dinner and watch a cricket match on a giant screen put up there on October 20.

After a while, they came out of the restaurant and were standing near a pan shop.

Three men started passing lewd comments about the women in the group.

Both of them were stabbed while resisting eve-teasing. Keenan died the same day in hospital and Reuben died on October 31 after struggling for life for 11 days.

Their friends have created a Facebook page by the name “Justice for Keenan and Reuben”.

Posts like “we want justice…we will fight till the end”, “Mumbai’s prayers are with you and your family” and “you guys were heroes” are flooding the net space.

The campaign seeking justice for the duo is drawing tremendous response from all across the nation. A Facebook page with thousands of fans is trying to build a pressure on the authorities to take severe action against the guilty.

– dailybhaskar