After 7 years, Nirbhaya gang-rape convicts have finally been punished. he four men -- Mukesh Singh, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma, and Akshay Kumar Singh, were hanged at 5:30 am on Friday at Tihar Jail in Delhi. After several delays and pleas, the Delhi Court ordered its decision and the rapists were hanged till death. Bollywood celebrities like Riteish Deshmukh, Preity Zinta and others took to their social media to hail the decision of the government and also dedicated the day to all the strong women.
Riteish Deshmukh was one of the first Bollywood celebrities who took to Twitter and react on the hanging of Nirbhaya rape convicts. He tweeted, "#JusticeForNirbhaya My thoughts and prayers are with the parents, friends & loved ones of Nirbhaya. The wait has been long but the justice has been served." He further wrote, "Stricter law enforcement, harsher punishment & fast courts for quick justice is the only way to instil fear in monsters who even think of such heinous acts. #JusticeForNirbhaya"
Actress Preity Zinta also poured her heart out and tweeted, "Finally the #Nirbhayacase comes to an end. I wish it would have been faster but I’m happy it’s over. Finally she & her parents are in peace. #RIPJyoti #RIPNirbhaya #Justicedelayed #TookTooLong"
She also wrote, "If #Nirbhaya rapists were hung in 2012 the judicial system would have stopped so much crime against women. Fear of the law would have kept the lawless in check. Prevention is always better than cure. It’s time the Indian govt. takes steps for judicial reforms. #RIPNirbhaya"
Taapsee Pannu wrote, "It’s done. Finally. I hope the parents can finally sleep slightly better tonight after YEARS. It’s been a long long battle for them. Asha Devi " On the other hand, veteran actor Rishi Kapoor also shared a photo of the four convicts and wrote, "Nirbhaya Justice. “Jaisi karni waisi bharni” Let this set an example not only in India but world over. Punishment for rape is by death. You have to respect womanhood. Shame on the people who delayed the execution. Jai Hind!"
Nirbhaya's parents are elated on the hanging of all the four convicts. "This day is dedicated to all women. As soon as I returned from Supreme Court, I hugged the picture of my daughter and said today you got justice", said Nirbhaya's mother