Priyanka Chopra on Dec 16 gang rape verdict: The flame should singe not just the four
Priyanka Chopra has poured her heart out in a note after the Super Court sentenced all four convicts of the December 16 gang-rape case to death.bollywood Updated: May 06, 2017 12:36 IST
Priyanka Chopra has penned an emotionally touching note after the Supreme Court confirmed the death sentences of all four convicts in the December 16 gang- rape case. She says she is “proud” of the justice system.
Priyanka on Friday shared a note, where she said that she refuses to accept the brutality of such heinous crimes.
“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,” Priyanka wrote.
“‘The brutal, barbaric and demonical conducts 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 rape and 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,” she added.
The 34-year-old said that it was “justice” that the entire country demanded
“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,” she said.
This is Mashava, she is 11 years old.. she is the sole caretaker of 4 children..2 siblings and 2 cousins as her parents are dead and her grandmother who was their caretaker had a stroke so is bed ridden. Mashava doesn't want to go to school anymore because she feels like her dreams r not worth anything as she is a young mother to her family.. if u carefully look at her eyes you will see the blank stare of submission to what her life is and will be. So much strength and bravery. My heart broke. I don't have words. 🙏🏻 thank you #unicef for all the help you provide these children. Thank you letting me help.
The former beauty queen also voiced her concerns over the fact that even in 21st century, how can a society allow such heinous crimes taking place against women and expressed that it “never ceases to trouble” her.
“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 demonical crimes, as our Supreme Court said, is what we must never let go onto mute mode,” she wrote.
“You will never be forgotten Nirbhaya,” she added.
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First Published: May 06, 2017 12:15 IST