Women rights activists hail court verdict in 2010 Dhaula Kuan rape case

Women's rights activists today welcomed Delhi court's verdict convicting the five accused in 2010 Dhaula Kuan rape case.

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 14, 2014, 17:51 PM IST

New Delhi: Women's rights activists today welcomed Delhi court's verdict convicting the five accused in 2010 Dhaula Kuan rape case.

Lauding the verdict, All-India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) said that such a ruling will boost the confidence of the people in the judiciary.

"This verdict will boost the confidence of the people in the judiciary. Now we have to ensure that the victim's tormentors are sternly punished, so that our society never suffers another such torment," said Jagmati Sangwan, General Secretary, AIDWA.

Women Social Activist Annie Raja said that such a verdict will definitely discourage such kind of heinous crimes.

"The culprits often think that they can get away by committing such crimes because of the shoddy evidence gathering by Police and lax judiciary. People's faith in police and judiciary have to be established so that people refrain from committing such crimes," said Raja.

However, former general secretary of the AIDWA, Brinda Karat feels that justice has a taken an inordinate amount of time.

"Justice is going to be done but the fact is that it took four long years for justice to be served. Cases like this should be given priority and the quantum of punishment that will be pronounced after three days should be an exemplary one," said Karat.

Dr Manasi Mishra who heads the Research Division at Centre for Social Research (CSR) also felt that the slow pace of Indian judicial system delay justice because of which the victim's suffering increases with time.

Court should pronounce severest of sentences in this regard," she added.

All the five accused in the abduction and gangrape of a BPO executive hailing from north-east at Dhaula Kuan in 2010 were held quilty by a Delhi court.

The sentence will be pronounced on Friday.

The five had abducted the 30-year old women taken her to a secluded area in Mongolpuri and gangraped her.