It's a day of satisfaction that a daughter, who underwent so much pain, has got justice. - Prasad on Nirbhaya convicts execution
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Friday was a day of satisfaction with Nirbhaya getting justice, but also time to introspect whether death-row convicts could be allowed to "manipulate" system to delay execution.
The four men -- Mukesh Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31) -- convicted for the 2012 gang rape and murder of the 23-year-old physiotherapy intern, who later came to be known as 'Nirbhaya', were hanged at 5.30 am inside Delhi's Tihar Jail.
"It's a day of satisfaction that a daughter, who underwent so much pain, has got justice," Prasad told reporters in Parliament premises. "It's time for judiciary, government and civil society to introspect whether death-row convicts can be allowed to manipulate system and cause delay.
The execution of the Nirbhaya rape case convists was hailed by many celebrities, leaders and common man.
On Twitter, Gautam Gambhir wrote: "Hanged till death! Finally! I know we are late Nirbhaya. #NirbhayaJustice"
Hanged till death! Finally! I know we are late Nirbhaya. #NirbhayaJustice
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) March 20, 2020
Hashtags like #TookTooLong, #RIPJyoti #RIPNirbhaya #Justicedelayed, #JusticeForNirbhaya #NirbhayaJustice flooded all over Twitter as people expressed their feelings on the Nirbhaya convicts execution.