Seven years later, Nirbhaya gang-rape convicts have been hanged. The four men were hanged 5:30 am on Friday at Tihar Jail in Delhi. After what seems like a never-ending trial and several delays, the Delhi Court gave an order to hang the rapists.
Bollywood celebrities like Riteish Deshmukh, Preity Zinta, Esha Gupta, and Rishi Kapoor among others took to social media talking about the same and also urged the government to put stricter laws in place to instill fear in those that commit such heinous crimes.
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! pic.twitter.com/ENyjTxwlMI
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) March 20, 2020
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????
— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) March 20, 2020
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
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) March 20, 2020
A Mother’s resilience ???? Asha Devi sees it through!! Finally some justice!! #Nirbhaya Dugga Dugga ????
— sushmita sen (@thesushmitasen) March 20, 2020
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) March 20, 2020
It’s done. Finally. I hope the parents can finally sleep slightly better tonight after YEARS. It’s been a long long battle for them. Asha Devi ???????? https://t.co/XidMPTzKm4
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) March 20, 2020