Commoners welcome SC verdict against Nirbhaya case accused

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], May 5 (ANI): The whole country on Friday hailed the Supreme Court verdict in the Nirbhaya gang rape case. A majority of peole felt that inspite of the delay the apex court had restored the people's faith in the law of the land. "It is very good and balanced decision. After a long time, the Supreme Court has actually come out with such a judgment. People with a criminal bent of mind now will think twice before committing such a crime. The verdict will act as a deterrent for others in the future," Shomigo Thakuta, a student from Kolkata told ANI. "It is a historic verdict for which we waited for five long years. This has brought back the common man's faith in the justice system. This judgment was needed, as it will now bring fear in the minds of rapists. The mother who waited so long has finally got justice," Nafeesa Khan from Bengaluru told ANI. "I 'am glad that the judgment has been passed, although there has been controversy about whether the death penalty is an accurate punishment for rape," said Ahona Moitro. "These people don't deserve to live because they can't respect life clearly, I think death penalty is what the convicts deserve," Mishti from Bengaluru told ANI. There were however many who also felt that death penalty might not be the correct answer in the longer term. "As a woman, capital punishment is not enough for all the crimes that the convicts committed. Something more should be done, values should be rooted in the society so that such crimes are thrown out of the society," Shreyashi Bhattacharya from Kolkata told ANI. "Death is a very easy punishment, the perpetrators should be made to suffer like Nirbhaya suffered," Priyanka Adhikari from Kolkata told ANI. (ANI)