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Time to introspect about death-row convicts using delaying tactics: Prasad

The four men were hanged at 5.30 am on March 20 inside Delhi's Tihar Jail.

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Minister for Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad
It's a day of satisfaction that a daughter, who underwent so much pain, has got justice. - Prasad on Nirbhaya convicts execution

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Friday was a day of satisfaction with Nirbhaya getting justice, but also time to introspect whether death-row convicts could be allowed to "manipulate" system to delay execution.

The four men -- Mukesh Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31) -- convicted for the 2012 gang rape and murder of the 23-year-old physiotherapy intern, who later came to be known as 'Nirbhaya', were hanged at 5.30 am inside Delhi's

"It's a day of satisfaction that a daughter, who underwent so much pain, has got justice," Prasad told reporters in Parliament premises. "It's time for judiciary, government and civil society to introspect whether death-row convicts can be allowed to manipulate system and cause delay.

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The execution of the Nirbhaya rape case convists was hailed by many celebrities, leaders and common man. On Twitter, Gautam Gambhir wrote: "Hanged till death! Finally! I know we are late Nirbhaya. #NirbhayaJustice"

Hashtags like #TookTooLong, #RIPJyoti #RIPNirbhaya #Justicedelayed, #JusticeForNirbhaya #NirbhayaJustice flooded all over Twitter as people expressed their feelings on the Nirbhaya convicts execution.

First Published: Fri, March 20 2020. 14:11 IST
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