New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) With the countdown to the hanging of four death-row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case entering its final phase, a handful of posters reading “thanks to judiciary” and “the morning of justice” surfaced outside the Tihar Jail premises on the wee hours of Friday.
Yogita Bhayana, a social activist associated with the case since its beginning, said, “The fight we started years ago is now ending. This will give a message to the world that such acts should not be committed.”
Bhayana, along with other activists, held posters with phrases like “judgement day” and “Nirbhaya got justice, now every daughter should get it” written on them. “This is a big day in the history of the nation,” Bhayana added.
Four convicts — Vinay Sharma, Akshay Thakur, Mukesh Singh and Pawan Gupta — are scheduled to be hanged at 5.30 a.m. on Friday for the brutal gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student in the heart of the national capital in 2012.