Nirbhaya’s mother has been fighting for almost 7 years to seek justice for her daughter, who was brutally raped and assaulted by 6 men in a bus in Delhi in December 2012. Later, she succumbed to her injuries at a Singapore hospital on December 29, 2012.
Recently, many of us celebrated the court ruling as per which the four convicts of the Nirbhaya gang-rape case will be hanged on March 20th at 5.30 am.
But, now the family members of culprits have sought the President’s permission for euthanasia i.e. mercy killing. Sadly, when these monsters brutally assaulted the 23-YO Nirbhaya, they didn’t show any sign of mercy.
A day after the family members’ request for euthanasia, Asha Devi, the mother of Nirbhaya, appealed for justice saying she has also been suffering for the past seven years. Asha Devi told ANI on Monday:
“I would also want to appeal to the President to help me get justice for my daughter as well. People know me and my children by the name of Nirbhaya. I have also been dying for the last seven years.”
What she added further is not only shameful but heartbreaking too. She mentioned how she had to cope with people’s taunts about how she created a drama in these last 7 years. While recalling her ordeal, she mentioned:
“I have to listen to all the things and taunts of the people say. People say I am creating a drama. I want to tell the whole country that if there someone who has been a victim to a crime and her/his family is demanding justice, and if this is a drama then I want to say that yes I am creating a drama.”
It is heart-touching how this bold woman is asking every citizen to indulge in this “drama” to seek justice:
“The whole country should indulge in the drama in order to ensure justice is served to our girls.”
However, she expressed optimism that the convicts will now be hanged to death on March 20, without further postponing the execution.
“There is no fear because all the courts know how these dates have been postponed. Execution dates used to get postponed because they had remedies available. But now, neither of the convicts has any mercy plea left.
I only have faith in the Supreme Court now that whatever decision will be made, will be in our favour and in the country’s favour as well because this is not about justice for Nirbhaya, it is about justice and safety for all the girls in the country.”
As per TOI, three of the accused have now moved the International Court of Justice seeking a stay on their “unlawful execution”, alleging the probe leading to their conviction was “flawed” and they have been treated as “guinea pigs”.
It is heartbreaking to see how not only these culprits are making a mockery of the judicial system but also our society. This mother has not only been fighting for her daughter but also for yours and ours.
While a segment of society may shame her, IFORHER stands tall with Asha Devi & late Nirbhaya. Because for us and for every mother and daughter, she is not less than any real hero!