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P3 people ecstatic

The fashion fraternity has welcomed the Delhi High Court move to admit the police?s appeal in the Jessica Lall case.

india Updated: Mar 23, 2006 01:46 IST

The fashion fraternity has welcomed the Delhi High Court move to admit the police’s appeal in the Jessica Lall case.

"Now we are sure that if we raise our voices against something wrong, there is someone up there who is watching and listening to a common man's plight," said model Joey Mathews.

“We hope it's a speedy trial and we know things would be on the right path now,” she said.
Meenakshi Dutt, former model-turned-make-up artist, said, "Common people have a fair chance of trial now. Just because someone has the money, he can't bend the rules his way. If there's injustice done and we raise our voice against it, we know that we can get justice."

Entrepreneur Timsy Anand hailed the High Court's decision saying, "My faith in Indian judiciary has grown ten folds. This means the voice of people is heard and to live in a country where voice of people is heard is beautiful. I am proud to be an Indian."

Designer Jattinn Kochar, too felt that the acquittal of the nine accused sent wrong signals to the society. "I'm glad that it has happened. Hopefully something concrete should happen to the case now."

Designer Ranna Gill said, "Why did it take so long? I don't want Jessica's family to go through the seven years of torture again. This time around the case should be time bound and there should be no room for any slips in the whole procedure."

She felt that this case is a wake up call for the judicial system. The fashion fraternity had so far preferred to be mum on the case. But the court move has finally brought them out.
Everybody had lost faith in the system and a designer on being asked about the acquittal on February 21 had said, "Let's not waste our time if it is regarding Jessica."

But that was then. "Finally things are going the right way," Joey said, summing up the mood of the page three fraternity.

First Published: Mar 23, 2006 01:46 IST