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But are Women really Safe?
The four men who were convicted in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case were executed this morning. It took seven years for the Indian judiciary to do justice to the case after years of trial, hearings, and repeated requests by the convicts’ lawyer to delay the execution. The Supreme Court, late-night on March 19, rejected a last-minute plea filed by one of the convicts seeking a review of the death penalty.
The four accused – Akshay Kumar Singh, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma, and Mukesh Singh, were hanged at 5:30 am at Delhi’s Tihar Jail. They were convicted of gang-raping and murdering a 23-year-old medical…