Mumbai, May6: Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra on Friday night shared an emotional post hailing the Supreme Court verdict in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case.
In an emotional note, Baywatch actor shared on Twitter, she said, “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.”
The Supreme Court’s verdict on the Nirbhaya rape case may have ignited a debate across the country but Bollywood has come out in support of the verdict. The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the death sentences of all four convicts involved in the heinous 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape case.
Here’s the full text of Priyanka Chopra’s note on Nirbhaya
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.
” The brutal, barbaric and demoniacal conduct of the convicts shook the conscience of humanity and they don’t deserve leniency,” said the Supreme Court while reading out the death sentence to the four accused in the Nirbhaya rape-cum-murder case. 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!!
That we, as a modern 21st century society allows such heinous things 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 on to mute mode.
You will never be forgotten Nirbhaya.
While many Bollywood celebrities took to Twitter and hailed the decision, it was Priyanka Chopra’s letter that caught the fancy of many.