Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley`s recent statement that one incident of rape in Delhi has hit the tourism sector, causing loss of millions of dollars, has severely disappointed Nirbhaya`s father who, on Friday, termed the BJP leader`s remark as `irresponsible`.
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday expressed dissatisfaction with the steps taken by authorities here in implementing its orders with respect to payment of compensation to rape victims, setting up of forensic labs and recruitment of additional personnel in the city police.
Saddened by the Supreme Court`s decision to put a stay on the execution of two men convicted for their role in the gang-rape and murder of her daughter, Nirbhaya`s mother on Monday said that they were hurt by the decision.
Two out of the four death row convicts in the December 16 gangrape and murder case on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking a stay on their execution and reversal of the Delhi High Court verdict upholding their conviction and the punishment.
Two of the four death row convicts in December 16 gangrape case on Thursday complained to Delhi High Court that members of international media were filming and interviewing them against their wish at Tihar jail.
Prayer meetings, marches, candle light vigils, street plays and musical performances across the city marked one year of the brutal gangrape of a 23-year-old girl in a moving bus last year even as the braveheart` parents said they are yet to get justice.
As the country remembered the braveheart who was brutally gang-raped on December 16 exactly a year ago, the juvenile who escaped with lighter punishment after being convicted in the case spent the entire day watching reports flashed by the media on the incident.
People lit candles and held solidarity marches in remembrance of the horrific Dec 16 Delhi gang-rape that shook the nation, as the victim`s parents demanded the juvenile convicted in the crime be given the strictest punishment.
The number of reported rape cases has doubled and sexual assault cases increased fourfold in the national capital after the Dec 16, 2012, gang-rape, an international human rights organisation said on Monday.
Under severe attack after the December 16 gang-rape, Delhi police took a slew of steps like setting up helplines and women help desks at police stations to ensure women`s safety but there is no let up in the crimes against them which have actually increased during the period.
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said other convicts in the December 16 gang-rape are also entitled for the relief granted by the Supreme Court, which had directed supply Hindi translations of case documents to two of the four death-row convicts for hearing of their appeals.
The Delhi High Court Friday expressed displeasure over the absence of counsel for convicts in the Dec 16, 2012, gang-rape death sentence confirmation case, saying they are "running away" from court and avoiding proceedings.