New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: A day after Indira Jaising asked Nirbhaya’s mother to pardon the men on death row who were convicted for the 2012 gang rape of her daughter, Asha Devi lashed out at senior advocate, saying it is because of people like her that justice is not done with rape victims.

Reacting to Jaising’s comments, Nirtbhaya’s mother said that she had met the senior advocate several times in the Supreme Court but ‘not once’ was she concerned about her well being.

“Who is Indira Jaising to give me such a suggestion? Whole country wants the convicts to be executed. Just because of people like her, justice is not done with rape victims,” Asha Devi, quoted by news agency ANI, said.

“Can't believe how Indira Jaising even dared to suggest such this. I met her many times over the years in Supreme Court, not once she asked for my well being and today she is speaking for convicts. Such people earn livelihood by supporting rapists, hence rape incidents don't stop,” she further said.

"People like her keep earning money under the garb of human rights. I do not need her suggestions... Just because of people who think like her incidents like rape keep happening, she is a disgrace to women," she added.

Advocate Indira Jaising on Friday urged Nirbhaya’s mother to pardon the men on death row who were convicted for the 2012 gang rape of her daughter.

She took to Twitter to make the request shortly after Asha Devi on Friday expressed her disappointment following a Delhi court postponed the date of the execution of the four convicts.

“While I fully identify with the pain of Asha Devi I urge her to follow the example of Sonia Gandhi who forgave Nalini and said she didn't not want the death penalty for her. We are with you but against the death penalty,” she tweeted on Friday.

Earlier on Friday Asha Devi had lashed out at the courts and the government stating that "the same people who had in the year 2012 gone around participating in rallies and raised slogans for women's safety are playing with the death of my daughter for their political gains. They have stopped the execution for their political gains."

The death-row convicts who were earlier slated to be executed on January 22 at 7 am are set to be hanged on February 1 at 6 am.

Asha Devi rued that the convicts got what they wished for. "I will not be satisfied until they are hanged," she added.

Four convicts, Vinay, Akshay, Pawan and Mukesh were convicted and sentenced to death for raping a 23-year-old woman in a moving bus in the national capital on the intervening night of December 16-17, 2012.

The victim, who was later given the name Nirbhaya succumbed to injuries at a hospital in Singapore where she had been airlifted for medical treatment.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma