2012 Delhi Gang Rape Convicts Hanging: 'Justice has prevailed': PM Modi on Delhi convicts' execution
The Delhi gang rape convicts were hanged today at 5:30 am. The four convicts - Vinay Sharma, Akshay Thakur, Mukesh Singh and Pawan - had applied for fresh pleas to delay the hanging but the Supreme Court denied it in a late night judgment. PM Narendra Modi said that justice has prevailed following the hanging of the convicts.
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The four convicts - Vinay Sharma, Akshay Thakur, Mukesh Singh and Pawan - who were guilty of raping and murdering a 23-year-old woman in Delhi on a running bus in the year 2012 have been hanged today morning. PM Narendra Modi tweeted saying that justice has prevailed and to ensure that safety and dignity of women to be treated with utmost importance. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has said that people should resolve not to let such cases happen again.
'A daughter, who underwent so much pain, has got justice': Union law minister
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that it is a day of satisfaction as a daughter who went through so much pain has gotten justice.
PM Modi says justice has prevailed following the hanging of Delhi gang rape convicts
PM Narendra Modi has said that it is of utmost importance to ensure dignity and safety of women.
Justice has prevailed.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 20, 2020
It is of utmost importance to ensure dignity and safety of women.
Our Nari Shakti has excelled in every field. Together, we have to build a nation where the focus is on women empowerment, where there is emphasis on equality and opportunity.
'Let us resolve to not allow such cases': Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi CM Kejriwal said that a strong resolution must be taken to not let such incidents happen anymore. He also said the authorities and law enforcement should ensure to remove loopholes that existed in the justice system because of which the execution got delayed.
'Victory for the entire country': DCW chief Swati Maliwal
Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal said that there is still a need for creating a strong system. She also said that this is a victory for the entire nation.
Doctor confirms that all four convicts of 2012 Delhi gang rape are dead
The doctor in jail has confirmed Vinay Sharma, Akshay Thakur, Mukesh Singh and Pawan - who gang-raped and murdered a 23-year-old paramedical student - are dead. Their bodies were kept hanging for 30 minutes, said Tihar Jail's DG.
2012 Delhi gang rape convicts did not make any will before their hanging
The four convicts - Vinay Sharma, Akshay Thakur, Mukesh Singh, Pawan - were up all night in separate cells and had not prepared any will or testament before their death.
'No one thought that her dreams would be quashed but justice has been delivered': 2012 Delhi gang rape victim's lawyer
The 2012 Delhi gang rape convict's lawyer said that we need to fight barbarism that women are facing all over the nation and the world.
'Happiness in the cities and streets of India': Delhi gang rape 2012 victim's father
The father of the 2012 Delhi gang rape victim says that people across cities and small towns and villages of India are celebrating the event. He said that the fight was prolonged and there were several tactics to delay justice.
'I am proud of my daughter, she went through a lot of pain': Asha Devi
2012 Delhi gang rape victim's mother Asha Devi said that she had given birth to her daughter but she could not do her best to save her daughter. She said that she feels that justice has been delivered.
Doctor's certification awaited to confirm if hanging is successful
This is the first time that four convicts were hanged together in Tihar. This is the first time after Dhananjay Chatterjee's hanging in 2004 a hanging has taken place.
All 4 convicts hanged of Delhi 2012 gang rape hanged at Tihar
All 4 convicts of the 2012 Delhi gang rape hanged.
First published: Mar 20, 2020 03:38 IST