Nirbhaya case had shunned not only the country but the entire world. Everyone was talking about it, and for the longest time, people actually felt that this case might change the entire rape scenario and punishment, in India. However, like everything else, this case too had to see the dust of time and the fight that started in 2012, now finally, after 5 years, is seeing the result.
The Supreme Court on Friday gave their final sentence in the December 16 gang rape case and has confirmed the death sentence awarded by the Delhi High Court to the 4 convicts in the case.
A three-member bench, comprising of Ashok Bhushan, Dipak Misra and R Banumathi, heard the plea by the four convicts – Vinay Sharma, Mukesh Singh, Akshay Thakur and Pawan Gupta – and gave their final verdict on this inhuman case. While many wanted this decision to see the light a bit sooner, we can’t help but applaud that finally, it happened. Finally, the people behind the painful death of Nirbhaya will be punished. And, even though the rape situation in the country has not improved a bit, one has to appreciate that the arrival of a punishment like this, might bring the change we all want to see.
Like us, many people are also feeling the same. Even though the justice has been served after some 5 years, we still have a long way to go in order to make the women in our country feel safe. Twitterati shared their feelings on the matter and while some appreciated the verdict, some are still fighting for the punishment for the juvenile in the case, who has been freed by the court because of his age.
Check out the reactions here:
Justice for #Nirbhaya won't be complete till the time the 'juvenile' Mohd Afroz the most brutal one is roaming free.he shud be hanged first.
— Neha Sharma (@Officialneha) May 5, 2017
#Nirbhaya case | I am happy that the verdict has been upheld, though I wish it had come sooner: @Manekagandhibjp (ANI) pic.twitter.com/cejaJyw9Gk
— NDTV (@ndtv) May 5, 2017
It's a victory for my family,I am very happy with the judgement: #Nirbhaya's father to ANI
— ANI (@ANI) May 5, 2017
In principle I am against death penalty, but this was such a heinous crime that strictest punishment was needed: Brinda Karat,CPIM #Nirbhaya pic.twitter.com/YQb62fjjO9
— ANI (@ANI) May 5, 2017
Finally a JUST closure in #Nirbhaya's case.While the memory of the brutal gangrape is still fresh in our minds.
It has a stronger deterrence
— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) May 5, 2017
Times Now reporter: Entire court room broke into applause as judge announced the verdict, not something I've seen covering courts #Nirbhaya
— Rituparna Chatterjee (@MasalaBai) May 5, 2017
I welcome #SupremeCourt verdict to uphold death sentence to 4 convicts in #Nirbhaya case.This will serve as warning to similar offenders.
— Rajat Sharma (@RajatSharmaLive) May 5, 2017
Now that the verdict is in can we stop saying #Nirbhaya & say her name #Jyoti. Her mother has called for it. Stigma is of rapists, not women
— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) May 5, 2017
Justice for #Nirbhaya.
Nothing has changed, since that horrific and murderous night, though. Are women ANY safer? If not, shame on us all.
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) May 5, 2017
Rape has only one Punishment – Death. If you don't bring fear in them of not doing it, they will bring fear in you by doing it.#Nirbhaya
— Ye Koi ***** Hai Kya? (@intolerant_monk) May 5, 2017
The moral arc of the universe is Long .. But it bend towards justice #Nirbhaya #justice #SupremeCourtofindia pic.twitter.com/JwQGLz6clm
— Shakti Singh (@SinghShaktiBJP) May 5, 2017
Death is showing mercy on these guys, wish there was something as brutal and barbaric as the act itself #Nirbhaya
— Sherin Shringar (@knowsherin) May 5, 2017
Human rights do not apply to monsters. #Nirbhaya
— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) May 5, 2017
5th May 2017