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Dec 16 gangrape: Anger, outrage on Twitter after juvenile’s release

The Supreme Court’s Monday decision to not block the release of the youngest offender in the Delhi gang rape was met with anger and outrage on social media, with many users directing their wrath at the judiciary and the government for not acting sooner.

india Updated: Dec 21, 2015 16:09 IST
Many called for a need to set the ‘lynch mob mentality’ aside and pointed out that even if the law was amended, it could not be applied retrospectively to the case.
Many called for a need to set the ‘lynch mob mentality’ aside and pointed out that even if the law was amended, it could not be applied retrospectively to the case.(REUTERS)

The Supreme Court’s Monday decision to not block the release of the youngest offender in the Delhi gang rape was met with anger and outrage on social media, with many users directing their wrath at the judiciary and the government for not acting sooner.

In addition to criticism of the decision, Twitter users also voiced the need to amend the juvenile justice act urgently to deter such crimes and put harsher penalties in place.

But many others called for a need to set the ‘lynch mob mentality’ aside and pointed out that even if the law was amended, it could not be applied retrospectively to the case that has triggered heated debates on how underage offenders must be treated.