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Nirbhaya case: Government has no campaign for women safety says Nirbhaya's mother

News Agencies | Updated on: 2 November 2017, 15:24 IST

Nirbhaya's mother Asha Devi on Thursday complained that the government launched a number of ambitious campaigns but none for the safety of women in this country.

"Many movements have been initiated, like 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', but the government has no campaign for women safety in its account. I urge the government and the administration to open their eyes, understand the grief of victim's family and contemplate the reason behind these so-called minor incidents," she said.

Asha Devi said she wants the criminals to be hanged as soon as possible.

"I waited for about five months, but was still clueless about the happenings in the case. Therefore, we complained, so that at least we can be aware of the proceedings. The commission issued a notice to police because no further action was taken till now. This December will be the fifth year of the incident. The Supreme Court has awarded death sentence to the four convicts and the judgment should be followed. I only want them to be hanged as soon as possible because the criminals are getting more powerful with each passing day," she said.

The DCW on Tuesday issued a notice to the Tihar Jail Administration and DCP, South District, questioning the delay in the imposition of death penalty to the Nirbhaya case perpetrators.

Nirbhaya's mother expressed amusement at the crass statements of the politicians, which encourages criminals to walk free in the nation.

"The politicians keep promoting crime by making crass comments these days. I feel amused by these mindless statements of our representatives. They say these crimes happen because female leave their house at night. I just saw a leader on TV saying the rape of an old lady was a minor incident. Such incidents keep happening with little girls as well. I just want everyone to get justice and a strict action in the interest of women," Asha Devi said.

Nirbhaya was brutally raped and killed by six men in a moving bus in the national capital on December 16, 2012. One of the convicts committed suicide and the other walked free from the prison because he was juvenile at the time of the crime. The Supreme Court upheld death sentence for the rest of the four convicts months ago.


First published: 2 November 2017, 15:24 IST