New Delhi, Mar 3: Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Sunday urged President Ram Nath Kovind to intervene in Nirbhaya case and direct the Union Government to immediately introduce an ordinance in the country that ensures that in the cases of rape, the trial is completed within three months of the crime.
In a letter to the President, she said, “It is very unfortunate that more than six years have passed since the gruesome rape and murder of Nirbhaya which occurred in 2012 and till date, and she has not got justice. Nirbhaya's parents are still running from pillar to post to ensure justice for their daughter.
“I urge your hon'ble self to kindly intervene in this matter and direct for a timebound process within which the convicts shall be hanged and Nirbhaya will finally get justice,” the letter said.
“In this regard, it is learnt that while there is a fixed time within which a review petition can be filed, there is no time-limit for filing of curative and mercy petitions. I request your hon'ble self to kindly consider this matter and at least in cases of rape, there should be fixed timeline within which the entire judicial process needs to be completed,” the letter said.
“If deemed fit, your hon'ble self may kindly direct the Union Government to immediately introduce an Ordinance that ensures that in the cases of rape, the trial is completed within three months of the crime and further, all appeals, review petitions and curative petitions are disposed within the next three months. There should be guarantee of justice within six months,” the letter added. (UNI)