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‘People Like Her…’: Nirbhaya’s Mother Slams Indira Jaising For Asking Her To Forgive Rapists

The Hard-hitting Statement From Asha Devi Comes After Indira Jaising Urged Her To Pardon Four Convicts For The 2012 Gang Rape Of Her Daughter.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Anurag Singh | Updated on: 18 Jan 2020, 02:17:46 PM
Nirbhaya’s Mother Asha Devi Hits Out At Indira Jaising

Nirbhaya’s Mother Asha Devi Hits Out At Indira Jaising (Photo Credit: File Photo)

New Delhi:

Nirbhaya’s mother on Saturday slammed senior advocate Indira Jaising saying that just because of people like her, justice is not done with rape victims. The hard-hitting statement from Asha Devi comes after Indira Jaising urged her to pardon four convicts for the 2012 gang rape of her daughter.

Reacting to Indira Jaising’s suggestion, Asha Devi said, “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.”

She further said, “Can’t believe how Indira Jaising even dared to suggest such this. I met her many times over the years in the Supreme Court. Not once she asked for my wellbeing and today she is speaking for convicts. Such people earn livelihood by supporting rapists.”

On Friday, Indira Jaising urged Nirbhaya’s mother Asha Devi to ‘pardon’ the four convicts on death row. In a tweet, she said, “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.”

Jaising’s suggestion came on the day the mercy plea of Mukesh Singh was rejected by President Kovind. Immediately after the rejection of mercy plea, a Delhi court issued a new death warrant for the execution of the four convicts. The four, who were earlier scheduled to be hanged at 7 AM on January 22, will now be hanged at 6 AM on February 1.

Also Read: ‘Tareek Pe Tareek, Tareek Pe Tareek’: Nirbhaya’s Mother On New Death Warrants For Convicts

It is worth mentioning here that as per prison rules, a death row convict can only be hanged 14 days after the rejection of his mercy petition.

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First Published : 18 Jan 2020, 11:21:45 AM