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Nirbhaya's mother hits out at Indira Jaising for suggesting pardon of rapists

ANI
Published Jan 18, 2020, 11:58 am IST
Updated Jan 18, 2020, 12:10 pm IST
Indira Jaising tweeted urging Asha Devi to forgive the perpetrators and used the example of Sonia who forgave Nalini
Asha Devi
 Asha Devi

Asha Devi, mother of the 2012 Delhi gang rape victim given the pseudonym of Nirbhaya, on Saturday slammed senior lawyer Indira Jaising for suggesting that she should forgive her daughter's rapists.

"Who is Indira Jaising to give me such a suggestion? The whole country wants the convicts to be executed. Just because of people like her, justice is not done with rape victims," Asha Devi said.

 

"I cannot believe how Indira Jaising even dared to suggest this. I met her many times over the years in Supreme Court, not even once has she asked for my well-being and today she is speaking for the convicts. Such people earn their livelihood by supporting rapists, hence rape incidents do not stop," she added.

Asha Devi further accused Jaising of using "the garb of human rights" to make a living.

"People like her keep earning money under the garb of human rights. I do not need her suggestions... Just because of people who think like her incidents like rape keep happening, she is a disgrace to women," she said.

On Friday, Indira Jaising, through a tweet, had urged Asha Devi to forgive the perpetrators and used the example of Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, who forgave Nalini, one of the convicts who was given the death penalty by the courts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

"While I fully identify with the pain of Asha Devi I urge her to follow the example of Sonia Gandhi who forgave Nalini and said she did not want the death penalty for her. We are with you but against the death penalty," Jaising's tweet read.

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Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi




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