Kangana Ranaut and Indira Jaising (Photo Credit: Instagram)
Bollywood’s ‘Panga’ actress, Kangana Ranaut who has been making headlines since she kick-started her movie promotions with bold statements on ongoing nationwide turmoil, celebrity movements and more, recently drew fierce anger over delayed execution of the 2012 gang-rape convicts. The actress was asked her take on the verdict and she was extremely bold and unabashed with her statements. Lashing out at senior lawyer Indira Jiasing, Kangana reportedly said women like her bear rapists.
The ‘Manikanika’ actress further went on to say that Jaising should be kept in jail with rapists for 4 days. Taking potshots at Jaising’s tweet appealing Asha Devi that she should forgive the culprits, she said, how dare she make such an appeal. She further claimed that Jiasing never met Nibhaya’s parents to ask them about their situation and today she is supporting the convicts. Making another huge allegation on Jaising she said, because of people like her who make a living by supporting rapists, victims fail to get justice in this country.
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 death penalty. https://t.co/VkWNIbiaJp— Indira Jaising (@IJaising) January 17, 2020
Meanwhile, centre moved the apex court following the delay in execution of the convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, urging modification to the Shatrughan Chauhan judgment in 2014 regarding the right to legal relief for the sentenced convicts.
Kangana further opined that the convicts should not be called minors as they did a heinous crime that is not related to any age. She also questioned who has set this standard of age for culprits especially when people of that age are doing rape and more such ugly crimes. She also further added that the convicts should be hanged till death at crossroads amid the public to set an example across the nation.
#WATCH Kangana Ranaut on senior lawyer Indira Jaising's statement,'Nirbhaya's mother should forgive the convicts': That lady (Jaising) should be kept in jail with those convicts for four days...Women like them give birth to these kind of monsters and murderers. (22.1) pic.twitter.com/MtNcAca1QG— ANI (@ANI) January 23, 2020
The delayed verdict on the 2012 gang-rape incident drew flak from social media as well. Nirbhaya’s mother's has expressed her displeasure over the delay in the verdict. ANI quoted her statement as, "Their tactic to delay hanging has been rejected. I'll be satisfied only when they're hanged on Feb 1. Just like they're delaying it one after other, they must be hanged one by one so that they understand what it means to toy with law."
Speaking of Kangana, she was at the event to promote her film, Panga. The film is directed by Ashwiny Iyer, Tiwari that also stars Richa Chadha. The flick is slated to release on 24 January 2020.