NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday highlighted the battle for justice that took seven years to be delivered to Nirbhaya, and urged for a pledge that another Nirbhaya should not happen, as others hailed the parents struggle after all four convicts were hanged in an early morning execution.
“Seven years later, Nirbhaya’s convicts were hanged. Today is the day to take a pledge – that there will be no second Nirbhaya . Police, courts, state government, central government – everyone has to take a pledge that together we will remove the loopholes of the system and will not let this happen to any daughter in future,” Kejriwal said.
BJP MP and former cricketer Gautam Gambhir said: Hanged till death! Finally! I know we are late Nirbhaya. #NirbhayaJustice
BJP leader Manjinder S. Sirsa said: Beginning the day with the News of Justice! I salute the struggle done by Nirbhaya’s parents to see this day.
Former beauty queen and actress Sushmita Sen said: A Mother’s resilience Folded hands Asha Devi sees it through!! Finally some justice!! #Nirbhaya Dugga Dugga Folded hands
Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor said: Nirbhaya Justice. ‘Jaisi karni waisi bharni’. Let this set an example not only in India but world over. Punishment for rape is by death. You have to respect womanhood. Shame on the people who delayed the execution. Jai Hind!
Bollywood actress Preity G Zinta said: If #Nirbhaya rapists were hung in 2012 the judicial system would have stopped so much crime against women. Fear of the law would have kept the lawless in check. Prevention is always better than cure. It’s time the Indian govt. takes steps for judicial reforms. #RIPNirbhaya. Finally the #Nirbhayacase comes to an end. I wish it would have been faster but I’m happy it’s over. Finally, she & her parents are in peace. #RIPJyoti #RIPNirbhaya #Justicedelayed #TookTooLong
Actor Riteish Deshmukh said: “#JusticeForNirbhaya My thoughts and prayers are with the parents, friends & loved ones of Nirbhaya. The wait has been long but the justice has been served.” He further wrote, “Stricter law enforcement, harsher punishment & fast courts for quick justice is the only way to instil fear in monsters who even think of such heinous acts. #JusticeForNirbhaya”
Nirbhaya was gang raped in December 2012, which led to her death in January 2013. Four of the convicts were hanged earlier on Friday after thrice they managed to dodge the rope. IANS