Ensure Timely Justice - No Mercy for Rape Convicts

Ensure Timely Justice - No Mercy for Rape Convicts

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Kiran Kumar started this petition to Parliament Of India

We, the people of India are losing faith in Judiciary due to the repeated delay in the delivery of justice in the brutal murder and gangrape of Nirbhaya in 2012. It took about 8 years for the justice to be delivered.

Currently the execution of all convicts is stayed, even if one of the convicts has a pending mercy petition. Even though the President of India, rejected the petition of one convict, the other convict files a petition just before the execution. It is obvious that convicts have been making a mockery of the judiciary, by exploiting its loopholes.

We appeal to the Parliament of India 

  • To make amendments to Article 72 and Article 161 of the Constitution of India, to not allow mercy petitions for rape convicts. 
  • To organize a debate in Parliament on why Supreme Court took 3 years to reach a judgement in the Nirbhaya case. In Nirbhaya’s case, it took 1 year 7 months for Supreme Court just to constitute an appropriate bench for the case. 
  • To ensure judicial accountability, by mandating courts to reach judgement within a year of starting hearing on the case. 
  • The courts should be mandated to conduct daily hearings if needed to meet the time deadline. Judges who fail to meet these deadlines, should be held accountable.
  • Sufficient numbers of judges have to be appointed to guarantee delivery of justice within a time frame.  
  • If the broader reform is time-taking, the cases involving crimes against women and children should be prioritized to ensure justice should be delivered within the time frame of a year.

These changes are needed to send a strong message to would-be offenders that the law would be swift and unforgiving for crimes against women.

We appeal to all concerned people to make efforts to identify reasons for delays in our system and build sustained campaigns to fix them. Join us at https://www.facebook.com/pg/SavePriyanka-105533854263245 .

References:

https://www.livemint.com/news/india/delay-in-hanging-shows-failure-of-system-nirbhaya-s-mother-11583153302776.html 

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https://www.outlookindia.com/magazine/story/india-news-nirbhaya-case-seven-years-and-counting-10-reasons-why-justice-has-been-delayed/302502

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