Nirbhaya rape case verdict: Karan Johar, Nikhil Advani, Raveena Tandon applaud death sentence!

Bollywood expressed triumph at the sentence of death by hanging awarded to Nirbhaya’s rapists

A Delhi court has pronounced the death sentence for all four convicts in the Delhi gang-rape case. The four accused were convicted for the gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old paramedic student on December 16, 2012, in New Delhi. The student was assaulted in a bus in which she was travelling with her male companion. There were six others in the bus, including the driver, all of whom violated the young woman and battered her friend. The victims were stripped and thrown out of the vehicle. The woman died from her injuries 13 days later while undergoing emergency treatment in Singapore.

The accused were caught and held – one of them committed suicide in jail, while another, a juvenile, was awarded maximum permissible punishment of three years in imprisonment. The court, while pronouncing the judgement this afternoon said that, “We cannot turn a blind eye on the rising cases of sexual assault against women,” and that the incident shook the “collective conscience of society”. The crime belonged to the ‘rarest of rare’ category and deserved special scrutiny.

Celebrities have expressed their trust in the Indian judiciary and are exultant at the verdict. Here’s how Bollywood reacted:

Karan Johar: Death Sentence of the Rapists!!!!! Thank god…there is a god!!! and finally…there is JUSTICE!!!

Nikhil Advani ‏: What we need to celebrate – time frame for delivering a verdict. Just shows that if required the process can be expedited. #delhigangrape

Ayesha Takia Azmi: News just came in that all 4 #DelhiGangrape accused get death sentence.if this is true,a huge moment of sum justice 4 the victims parents.

Kunal Kohli : Death Sentence for 4 Rapists!Justice for #Nirbhaya finally.Please hang the ‘juvenile’ also.He’s as guilty as these 4!

Anupam Kher: Death Sentence for Rapists.” This Friday the 13th is a day of JUSTICE. Jai Ho.:)

Karan Tacker: Justice Prevails finally! Death sentence for all the rapists! GO INDIA.!

Ehsaan Noorani:  Hope this sentencing sends a strong message out to men attempting this ghastly act again ….

Saumya Tandon: Nirbhaya wherever she is may be is calmer and more at peace today.

Jai Kalra : Justice is done.All 4 accused 2b hanged in #Nirbhaya rape case;don’t agree that biggest culprit will b let gone in 3 yrs coz he’s a Juvinile

Varun Dhawan: Death sentence #Delhigangrape deserved hope any perverts looking with a dirty eye at women will understand how india deals with this now

Kishwer S Merchantt: Justice prevails :RIP Nirbhaya !!!

Gauahar Khan: Woooohooooo…death sentence for all 4 rapists..justice finally…#nirbhaya..proud to be an indian tday!

Ashvini Yardi : Death sentence !!! Justice finally!!

Dolly Bindra : friday the 13th judgement #delhigangrape hang till death jai kali maa jai ganesh

Jai Kalra : They should b hung in public n shown on TV. Every sick man watching should c what will b the consequence of such heinous crime against women

Neha Dhupia:  Not in india, jus heard about the death penalty for all 4 rapists. Finally feel that not everything is wrong with the system! #RIPNirbhaya

Ashwin Mushran: Amidst all of this, one has to remember that the death sentence is for murder and not Rape. There will still be a long road ahead for change

Kiran Joneja: 4 given death penalty…….well done. Finally justice has been served, though the juvenile needs to be allowed to get away so easily.

Raveena Tandon: Superb!! For once its been victory of the people!! Delhi Rape Victim..Nirbhayas Rapists To HANG! Bunch of us women having lunch clapped in the restaurant after watching the news on TV

Poonam Pandey : The Rapists should be hanged four times #DelhiGangRape

Bipasha Basu: #nirbhaya Finally some justice!

Vishal Dadlani : Why everyone’s celebrating this sentence, though the rapists deserve it? What’s changed for women since Dec16? Has safety improved?

Ashish Chowdhry: Judgement in #BraveHeart case-Wanna see d same in cases which don’t include ‘murder’ too.N juvenile law? Only 3yrs? Easy for under 18’s,eh??

Rahul Mahajan: 4 rapist down , many more to go.