The hanging of nirbhaya's rapists was supposed to have been taken place on 22nd of January 2020. That has been delayed today by the delhi government. Shame on it. All because a mercy petition has been filed. To the president of India.
The rapists have been allowed to use every single remedy available. Every single one. From pleas to curative plea to mercy plea now.
These pleas are asked in meritorious cases where the accused did something out of knowledge or briefly lost his her balance. Or when he was too desperate. A thief who stole goods for the first time because he was too hungry and had no employment can be given probation order and be excused to an extent. A person who in a fit of rage attempts or commits murder can be somewhat be exempted or get a reduced punishment for insanity under general exceptions to the Indian penal code.
But this? When the people gangraped, inserted rods into the victims private parts and burned her? At no point in time can insanity be pleaded as this cannot be done by an insane person. An insane person cannot plan and do these acts. It is only a sane psychopath, dangerous to the society at large who is capable of doing this.
Also are we not bothered about nirbhayas parents and nirbhaya herself? 7 years of waiting for justice. 7 frikking years. That is too much of a torture in itself for the parents. Now this?
At this point in time even if a death penalty is given it won't grant solace to the departed soul and satisfy the parents plea. Law has unfortunately taken side of the accused. A delay of this sort is only an advantage to the accused, nothing else.
India has been put to shame over this. We cannot afford to give these many opportunities for PROVEN RAPISTS. If they were innocent it's a whole different situation altogether. They aren't.
We have failed the women in our country. Also, people have completely lost faith in the judiciary and the Indian legal system at large over this. And honestly our country doesn't deserve this shame.
What use is law when it's used in this manner by the rapists? It's clear that not an ounce of guilt is there with them. Shameless creatures.
I'm truly, truly ashamed of this
Shushruth Babu Zotzleijtaris