Justice for Nirbhaya – Thank You for your support
We all know the ghastly Nirbhaya incident. We campaigned on the streets. We did candlelight marches. We made the justice system take notice, and moved the case hearing to Fast Track. For the first time in the country, the trial and Delhi High Court moved at extraordinary speed, and upon finding all the accused guilty, gave the death sentence to 5 of the 6 culprits. No hearings happened since the past 2014 years where the Hon’ble SC said it will be dealt ‘In due course’.
LawRato.com – India’s leading legal advice platform has been helping Nirbhaya’s parents in their fight for make this country a safer place for women. We have provided them with experienced lawyers pro-Bono, and are helping raise awareness to ensure the Hon'ble Supreme Court fast-tracks the related pending hearings, and upholds the death sentence verdict of the trial court and high court.
Thanks to your support, on 5th May 2017, the Supreme Court upheld the death penalty for the four convicts for the 2012 gang-rape and murder of Nirbhaya.
"The Nirbhaya rape-cum-murder case is rarest of rare case and we are compelled to give extreme punishment to ensure justice," said the apex court, while delivering the order.
06 May 2017 – SC upholds death sentence for convicts in Nirbhaya case
After 4 long years and countless prayers from around the world, justice finally prevailed in the Nirbhaya gangrape case. The Supreme Court of India, on Friday, upheld the death sentence in the case saying that the brutal, barbaric and diabolic nature of the crime shook the conscience of humanity and they deserved the extreme punishment.
05 May 2017 – SC to give verdict on Nirbhaya case today
At 2:00 P.M today, the Supreme Court of India will deliver the much awaited verdict of the Nirbhaya case. According to a causelist released, the case would have its final verdict today around 2:00 P.M with a bench of justices.
28 March 2017 – Marathon hearing in Nirbhaya case over: SC reserves verdict against convicts
The Supreme Court on Monday reserved its order on appeals filed by convicts in the Nirbhaya rape-cum-murder case against the death sentence awarded to them by the trial court and confirmed by the Delhi high court, after holding a marathon hearing for more than 44 days.
18 July 2016 – LawRato helps Nirbhaya’s parents appoint Senior Advocates in Supreme Court
Helped by legal tech startup LawRato, Nirbhaya’s parents will now join the battle against the accused in the Supreme Court through Senior Advocates Gopal Jain & Mohit Mathur who have agreed to represent Nirbhaya’s mother and father as their legal counsels.
11 July 2016 - Parents made a party to the case in Supreme Court
In a significant relief for Nirbhaya’s parents, the special three judge bench of Supreme Court headed by Justice Dipak Misra allowed the plea for impleadment of Nirbhaya's mother and father to be a party to the proceedings in the Special Leave Petition filed by the accused persons, pending and currently being heard in the Supreme Court.
Arguing on behalf of the parents, their lawyers Advocate Arjun Vinod Bobde and Advocate Jaspreet Singh Rai told the bench that they also wanted to be heard on certain aspects. The parents’ lawyers will now be a part of the entire case proceedings in the SC and will be putting forward their arguments.
05 April 2016 - Supreme court fast tracks hearing
Nearly 2 years after staying execution of death sentence of four convicts in the Nirbhaya rape and murder case, the Supreme Court has finally fast-tracked the hearing for the please by the accused.
The convicts - Vinay Sharma , Akshay Thakur , Mukesh and Pawan Gupta - were awarded the death sentence by a trial court in September 2013 and six moths later, the Delhi high court upheld their conviction and sentence. All the convicts approached the Supreme Court in 2014, which stayed their execution.
13 March 2016 - 4 years on – we are still where we started
The case is still pending in the Hon'ble Supreme Court for the last 2 years. No hearings. No dates. Just a vague response that it will dealt “in due course”
Of the 1303 death sentences given by Indian Courts between 2004-2013, only 4 have been carried out.
So do you believe Nirbhaya will ever get justice?
9 February 2016 - Nirbhaya’s parents sidelined by our legal system
The courts have informed Nirbhaya’s parents that they “are not a party” to the legal proceedings related to their daughter’s rape and death. The Hon'ble Supreme court will take action “in due course”, and the parents are not involved in any way.
If her parents cannot intervene, and the justice system will continue to drag its feet, when will we get justice? If their daughter’s sacrifice was in vain, why will it be different for any of our daughters?
The rape deaths continue unchecked
Over 74,000 violent crimes affecting women have been reported across India within 2 years of the Nirbhaya incident. If swift justice had been provided for the Nirbhaya case, maybe this number would have been lower.
But as of now, criminal elements have no fear of the law, and citizens are losing faith that the law will protect their daughters.
Help Nirbhaya Get Justice.