It’s been five years and justice finally prevailed for Jyoti Singh, who the country knows as Nirbhaya. The Supreme Court on Friday 5 May granted no mercy to the rapists and sentenced them to be hanged till death.
The verdict was welcomed by all, including B-town celebs, who hit social media to express their emotions.
Desi girl Priyanka Chopra penned down a heartfelt post applauding the “justice system” and condemning the barbaric act.
She tweeted, “Yes, it has taken five long years, but today justice finally prevailed. The flame of this verdict should singe not just the dastardly four (of the other two, one is dead and one accused is a juvenile) but such perpetrators in India as well.”
She continued, “I’m so Proud of the justice system for hearing her voice… in her dying declaration she appealed that her perpetrators not be spared. Justice – that was what the entire country demanded five years ago and never let the nation forget. Each voice that joined the battle was strident and clear – the six must be punished. Finally, they will pay. The brutality of such crimes is something I refuse to accept!!”
Priyanka questioned society for accepting such heinous crimes against women. “That we, as a modern 21st century society, allow such a heinous thing to happen to our women never ceases to trouble me. Unfortunately, the past can never be undone. So, we move on and make a promise to ourselves. That when an entire country is unified in wanting something, action is taken. This awakening, this unified voice to stop such brutal and demoniacal crimes, as our Supreme Court said, is what we must never let go onto mute mode.”
The Quantico actress was not the only one. Rishi Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Tapsee Pannu, and Raveena Tandon all gave a thumbs up to the verdict.