It has been four years since December 16 gangrape that had shook the entire nation with its barbarity. But the hope for justice seems to falter day by day for the victim’s mother as the convicts who were sentenced to death continue to remain in Tihar jail.
For Asha Devi, Nirbhaya’s mother nothing has changed in these years as far as women's safety is concerned.
The horrific gangrape of a para-medical student in moving bus had triggered nationwide protests and outrage. It was after this heinous crime that prompted the government to re-look at the existing laws protecting women’s safety.
“We feel nothing has changed. The governments have also changed. It has been four years but the situation remains the same. For the last four years, we have been running from pillar to post to get justice. But no action has been taken against the accused,” she said.
One of the convicted among the six was released last year as he was a juvenile when he had committed the crime. Another accused had committed suicide while four others are lodged in jail as they have appealed against their death penalty.
As per National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) Delhi has the highest rate of crimes against women among all the cities in the country. The startling figures show how unsafe national capital is for women.