‘Who is Indira Jaising to tell me to follow Sonia Gandhi’s footsteps?’: Nirbhaya’s mother (Video)

The new date of execution was announced after two convicts Mukesh Singh and Vinay submitted curative petitions. On Friday, the mercy petition of Mukesh Singh was rejected by the President.

Written by January 18, 2020 11:06

Nirbhaya’s mother, Asha Devi hits out at Supreme Court advocate Indira Jaising for suggesting her to follow Sonia Gandhi’s footsteps and pardon death penalty for her daughter’s rapists.

Justice is not done with rape victims

Reacting angrily to Jaising’s appeal, Asha Devi said that it is because of people like her that justice is not done with rape victims. “Who is Indira Jaising to give me such a suggestion? Whole country wants the convicts to be executed. Just because of people like her, justice is not done with rape victims,” Asha Devi was quoted by news agency ANI.

Shocked at Jaising’s audacity, she further said that she couldn’t believe Jaising would even dare to suggest such a thing. “I met her many times over the years in Supreme Court, not once she asked for my wellbeing and today she is speaking for convicts. Such people earn livelihood by supporting rapists, hence rape incidents don’t stop,” she said.

Death-row convicts

The death-row convicts who were earlier slated to be executed on January 22 at 7 am will now be hanged on February 1 at 6 am. The new date of execution was announced after two convicts Mukesh Singh and Vinay submitted curative petitions. On Friday, the mercy petition of Mukesh Singh was rejected by the President.

#NirbhayaVerdict : Supreme Court dismisses review pleas filed by 3 of the 4 convicts seeking reduction of their death sentence to a life term, upholds its earlier order of death sentence.