Judge Yogesh Khanna didn't take long to decide the deathly fate of the four rapists, whose behavior sickened the entire nation and provoked intense protests. In keeping with tradition, the special Delhi court judge broke the pen nib after his proclamation and signature of the 20-page order.
The judge said, “The 'ghastly acts' of Mukesh, Akshay Thakur, Pawan Gupta and Vinay Sharma should be removed from the 'protective arm of the community from around them.' Needless to say, Nibhaya's father got his revenge. “I wish to see them hanged; we also want a strict law against juvenile offenders. We will fight till they are hanged,” he responded.
Delhi CM Sheila Dixit said: "Happy that the justice has been delivered. I welcome the court’s decision.”
National Commission for Women Mamta Sharma commented: “She finally got justice. This will surely send strong message to rapists.”
Kiran Bedi: "They deserved nothing less than hanging. They should be hanged."
BJP Mumbai Secretary Shaina NC: It’s finally justice for Nirbhaya's family, it was not just a gang rape; it was cold-blooded murder."
Anupam Kher: Death Sentence for Rapists. This Friday the 13th is a day of JUSTICE. Jai Ho.
Rahul Mahajan: 4 rapist down , many more to go.
Kunal Kohli : Death Sentence for 4 Rapists!Justice for Nirbhaya finally. Please hang the ‘juvenile’ also.He’s as guilty as these 4!
Karan Johar: Death Sentence of the Rapists!!!!! Thank god…there is a god!!! and finally…there is JUSTICE!!!
Parents of the four rapists are the only people who turned sad at the verdict. News of the rapists' death sentence raised immense satisfaction to every outraged soul in India, which is most of its population. Even those who felt they should have been tortured instead of sent to the gallows agree that such a crime should be given severe punishment. RIP Nirbhaya!