Nirbhaya’s mother Asha Devi lashed out at senior advocate Indira Jaising for her suggestion to pardon the men on death row who were convicted for the 2012 gang rape of her daughter.
Who is Indira Jaising? Cannot believe she even dared to suggest this,” Nirbhaya’s mother said on Saturday as she blasted senior advocate Indira Jaising for asking her to pardon the men on death row who were convicted for the 2012 gangrape of her daughter.
Indira Jaising on Friday had asked Nirbhaya’s mother to forgive her daughter’s convicts like Sonia Gandhi who had forgiven Nalini, a life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
Reacting to this, Nirbhaya’s mother lashed out at Indira Jaising and said 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 as saying by news agency ANI.
Nirbhaya’s mother claimed that she had Indira Jaising over the years and in Supreme Court but “not once” was the senior advocate concerned about her well being.
“Can’t believe how Indira Jaising even dared to suggest this. I met her many times over the years in Supreme Court and not once she asked about my well being and today she is speaking for the convicts. Such people earn livelihood by supporting rapists, hence rape incidents don’t stop,” Nirbhaya’s mother said.
Indira Jaising on Friday took to Twitter to make the request shortly after Asha Devi expressed her disappointment when a Delhi court postponed the date of the execution of the four convicts.
“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,” Indira Jaising tweeted.
Earlier on Friday, Asha Devi had lashed out at the courts and the government stating that “the same people who had in 2012 gone around participating in rallies and raised slogans for women’s safety are playing with the death of my daughter for their political gains. They have stopped the execution for their political gains.”
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.
Asha Devi rued that the convicts got what they wished for. “I will not be satisfied until they are hanged,” Nirbhaya’s mother said.
Four convicts, Vinay, Akshay, Pawan and Mukesh were convicted and sentenced to death for raping a 23-year-old woman in a moving bus in the national capital on the intervening night of December 16-17, 2012.
original source: Indiatoday