Saturday, September 14, 2013

Is it the beginning of the end?

So the verdict came. The much awaited verdict came yesterday. All of the nation was rooting for those 4 to be hanged and the courts did not disappoint. With all the jubilation on social media declaring that this is the beginning of the end, I was unsure. Nirbhaya's was a case that carried the country's sentiment with it. If the verdict was any less than the death sentence, the media and public backlash on the judicial system would have been immense. Without going into the technicalities of the case, I never once had a doubt that the verdict would be any less than this. What remains to be seen is how long the proceedings take in the higher courts and how much time it actually takes for the guys to be executed...



But at the end of it, this is only one case. There are thousands and thousands of other victims who don't have the media and public support that this case had. What does the verdict mean for them? It gives them hope... immense hope that they receive justice in the same way. As for the people who think they can do whatever they want and get away with it, I just hope it will be a deterrent and prevent the crime from happening. Because even if the wrongdoers are brought to justice, the life of an innocent is tainted forever. And even a death penalty cannot pay the price of a damaged life....