“How dare she…?”, said Nirbhaya’s mother Asha Devi, while reacting to senior advocate Indira Jaising ‘s suggestion to forgive the men convicted in 2012 gangrape and murder case. She said the entire country wants the convicts to be executed. “It is because of people like her that justice is not done with rape victims,” said Devi.
Coming out in support of his wife, Nirbhaya’s father said that he doesn’t want any advice from senior Supreme Court lawyer Jaising. People like Indira Jaising earned a livelihood by supporting rapists, said father.
The parents have been expressing their disappointment over the delay in the execution of the four convicts due to long legal “delay tactics” used by them.
Jaisingh then took to Twitter to react to Devi’s comment, “While I fully identify with the pain of Asha Devi I urge her to follow the example of Sonia Gandhi who forgave Nalini and said she didn’t not want the death penalty for her. We are with you but against the death penalty.”
While I fully identify with the pain of Asha Devi I urge her to follow the example of Sonia Gandhi who forgave Nalini and said she didn’t not want the death penalty for her . We are with you but against death penalty. https://t.co/VkWNIbiaJp
— Indira Jaising (@IJaising) January 17, 2020
On December 16, 2012, a paramedical student was gang-raped in a moving bus by six men in Delhi. The student died at a Singapore hospital where she was airlifted for treatment. One of them, the key accused, Ram Singh, had allegedly committed suicide in Tihar Jail during the pendency of the case, while the sixth was a minor at the time of commission of the crime and was let out after serving a three-year remand in a juvenile justice home.