The Nirbhaya case has affected the aam junta and celebrities alike. The heinous crime had sparked protests and outrage among the populace in general. Finally, the honourable Supreme Court has confirmed death for the four convicts in the case. We speak to telly actors on what they think about the verdict, and if it will deter crime against women.
Rashami Desai: It’s a little sad that the 2012 Nirbhaya case ended today, after 5 years — I believe that justice delayed is equal to justice denied. Ideally, strict action must be taken within a week of any of such incident. Safety of women is an issue of concern. In a country like India, safety and justice have to be the order of the day. Having said that, I would like to add that the verdict has reinstated people’s faith in the judiciary and has given a new ray of hope to a lot of women. It will certainly act as a deterrent to heinous crimes like rape.