Deepika Rajawat, the lawyer who represented the Kathua victim's family in the 2018 rape and murder case, is in the firing line for allegedly posting a controversial Navratri cartoon on micro-blogging site Twitter.

The controversy arose after the lawyer shared a cartoon on state of women's safety in India. In the cartoon, a man is depicted worshipping the feet of a woman (presumed to be a Goddess) during the days of Navratri. In an adjacent image, the man can be seen holding the feet of the woman, seemingly in an act of aggression. The cartoon was captioned, "Irony".

Even through Deepika insists the cartoon was aimed at drawing attention to the menace of sexual abuse, protesters outside her residence accuse her of hurting religious sentiments of Hindus.

Deepika took to Twitter to claim that a mob had gathered outside her residence and sought help from authorities. The lawyer said that she and her family have been receiving calls, threatening to remove the cartoon and tender an apology.

She tweeted, "Alert: Several right wing organisations hav been staging angry protests outside my residence. Law enforcing agencies must intervene immediately to avert untoward incident. In view of slander n threats—both online n offline Im afraid that the frenzied mob can attack me any time (sic)"

On social media, the lawyer continues to be at the receiving end with the  users tweeting with #Arrest_Deepika_Rajawat and #ShamelessDeepika trending on the microblogging website.

In a video message, however, Rajawat defended the cartoon saying: "Don't rapes happen? If they can prove that rapes don't happen in India then I will tender a public apology. I have also not removed the cartoon as it was not meant to hurt religious sentiments but to highlight the hypocrisy of the society towards women."