Nirbhaya rapists to hang: How Twitter reacted to SC verdict
The Supreme Court’s decision to upheld death sentence to all four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape case was welcomed by all sections of society today.
According to reports, the entire court room broke into applause when a three-member bench of Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice R Banumathi announced the verdict.
The apex court observed that the case definitely meets the rarest of rare benchmark. “If ever a case called for hanging, this was it,” the bench said.
The four (Mukesh, Pawan, Vinay Sharma and Akshay Thakur) were convicted on charges of raping and assaulting a 23-year-old paramedical student inside a bus that led to her death and triggered nationwide protests. A fifth accused committed suicide in prison while a sixth, a juvenile, has been released after serving his probation period in a remand home.
The Twitterati welcomed the verdict as soon as it was delivered. Given below are the tweets eminent personalities who unanimously held the top court’s decision as historic:
* Brutal, Diabolical, Barbaric Act - Deserved nothing less than Death. Welcome the Hon'ble SC judgement in #Nirbhaya's case: Nupur Sharma, BJP leader
* I am happy that the verdict has been upheld though I wish it had come sooner: Maneka Gandhi, Union Minister