Nirbhaya: SC decision out about petition to block juvenile’s releaseDecember 21, 2015 11:52
The petition of blocking the release of 20 year old boy, who was convicted for Nirbhaya, December 16, 2012 gang rape, was cancelled by the court just a while.
The juvenile was released yesterday, after serving three years in jail. According to the law, being a minor, he was given the maximum punishment. But his release was seriously offended by many women and other independent organizations and filed a petition, to stop his release.
For the past two days, the huge protests were held in Delhi, as the police got ready to hand over the charge of the released convict to an NGO, yesterday, where he will be kept till the Delhi government, finalizes a rehabilitation plan (16 to 18 year involved in rapes should be treated as adults).
Along with the raped victim’s parents, several other organizations were against his release and even staged a dharna at India gate.
Responding to the issue, the raped victim’s father said, “We will not stop our fight here. We will now intensify our protest as my daughter has not got justice. Our government, whether Centre or state, they only listen to you when you protest and get lathicharged, else they don’t care.”
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court’s decision saddened the victim’s parents and several other organizations, continued to protest against the court’s decision.
When the convict committed the rape, he was 17 years and nine months, which was just 3months less, from getting the tag of minor, was what that saved the raped convict from awarding bigger punishment.
On December 16, 2012, the juvenile along with five other men, brutally raped the 23 year old paramedical student aboard a moving bus. The incident went very viral in the media, and allegedly upon the name of the girl, Nirbhaya, an act was formed to stop the rape crimes in the country.
By Phani Ch