Nirbhaya's mother pledges to fight for providing justice to all rape victims

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Published: December 16,2020 10:23 AM
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December 16, 2020: Nirbhaya's mother Asha Devi on Wednesday said "Justice has been delivered to my daughter. But it doesn't mean that I will sit in silence".

December 16, 2020: Eight years ago on this day, a 23-year-old physiotherapy student was gang raped by six men on a moving bus. Her male friend was also assaulted following which both of them were thrown on the road. Thirteen days later, the victim succumbed to her injuries.



After the incident the victim was known as Nirbhaya (the fearless one).



The four convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case were hanged till death on March 20, 2020, ending a horrific chapter in India's long history of sexual assault that had seared the nation's soul. The accused - Mukesh Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31) were executed at 5.30 am at Delhi's Tihar Jail.



Nirbhaya's mother Asha Devi on Wednesday said "Justice has been delivered to my daughter. But it doesn't mean that I will sit in silence. I'll continue to fight for justice to all rape victims”.



"Everyone together needs to raise their voice against rape," she said.



She also added, "It has been 8 years today since the heinous crime against my daughter was committed. Our case was clear and still it took 8 years to get justice. The government and courts need to think about why it took so long, and make changes to the laws".