The Judgement

Finally!  It took 9 months for a court to sentence the perpetrators of a heneious crime to death.  

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Judge-recounts-extreme-torture-says-brutality-showed-their-depravity/articleshow/22567822.cms

Our criminal system has a lot of patience and time – for criminals.  The victims have to wait long for justice.  Anyway, 9 months is not bad compared to some cases which have to wait for so long that justice is ultimately denied to them.  This turned out to be a high profile case with very strong public reaction and opinion and was in the media eye.  Hence it took this relatively short time.  There are so many Nirbhayas in this country who do not even come to light.  Their cases are not reported for obvious reasons.  Those cases which are reported and which do reach the court take their own sweet time. to reach a logical conclusion.  In the meantime the rapist might be roaming the streets freely on bail, while the victim continues to be hounded.

Here is a case which made me wonder at the fairness or the unfairness of it all.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/Rapist-burned-to-death-by-victim-in-MP/articleshow/22365525.cms?intenttarget=no

Rapist gets bailed, killed by victim and victim gets jailed for murder.  Double whammy.   Isn’t it high time that something is done and really harsh measures are taken against such criminals, so that women do not continue to suffer injustice at the hands of society as well as of the law?

Meanwhile, I still feel outraged that the “juvenile” has got away with 3 years.  He too needs to be hanged.  If he was adult enough to indulge in a rape, he is adult enough to be hanged.

Pleas of a second chance for the criminals does not cut any ice.  Did Nirbhaya get a second chance at life?  Was she not young?  What was her fault?  That she was a woman?

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/Injustice-cry-Nirbhaya-gang-rape-convicts-kin/articleshow/22568254.cms

The kin of the convicts cry foul and feel that their son/brother/husband is a “support” to the family even if he is alive inside jail.  What about Nirbhaya?  She was training to be a physiotherapist.  Would she not have been useful to her family, friends and to society?  Was she less of a support just because she was a woman?  

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