Rishi Kapoor (Photo Credit: Instagram)
Delhi court deferring the execution of all four death-row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya, gang-rape and murder case till further order not just irked her mother Asha Devi and several other netizens, Rishi Kapoor too was reminded of his 1993 film, Damini as he used its iconic dialogue to express his resentment over the delaying of the judicial process.
Refering to the development, the Bollywood actor, few hours after the court’s order tweets, “Nirbhaya case. Tareekh pe tareekh,tareekh pe tareekh, tareekh pe tareekh- “Damini”. Ridiculous!”
Nirbhaya case. Tareekh pe tareekh,tareekh pe tareekh, tareekh pe tareekh- “Damini”. Ridiculous!— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) March 2, 2020
The court deferred that matter as mercy petition of Pawan Gupta, one of the convicts, is pending before the President of India. Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana said the death sentence cannot be executed pending disposal of mercy petition of convict Pawan Kumar Gupta. Hanging of the four convicts was scheduled for Tuesday at 6 AM.
The death warrant against four convicts was initially scheduled for January 22. The execution date was postponed twice, first to February 1 and then to March 3 due to the convicts not having exhausted their remedies.
Damini also chronicles around an unfortunate event of gang-rape and how a housewife goes against all odds to fight for a domestic help who gets raped inside her house. A courtroom drama follows in which Sunny Deol delivers the iconic dialogue, ‘Tareekh Pe Tareekh.’ Since then the phrase has become synonymous with delay caused in providing justice by the Indian judicial system. Damini apart from Rishi Kapoor featured Meenakshi Sheshadri, Amrish Puri and Sunny Deol in lead roles.