Following seven days of outrage, shock and rough news requires the lynching of the men who supposedly assaulted and killed a veterinarian in Hyderabad, Telangana. Police said on Friday that every one of the four charged had been killed in an encounter. Attempting to recreate a crime scene at an odd time of 3:30 AM — it’s dim; it’s foggy in December — yet the Hyderabad Police were working diligently at that point – considering, the guarantee given to the guardians of the 26-year-old victim of an ongoing assault and murder case that they’d make a prompt decision.
Custodial deaths without due legislation is certainly a welcoming opportunity for more attacks that is endangering for the society, especially women. This threat can be only controlled when the symptom is killed, not the beholder. After leaving an impression on the unpredictable encounter by police and acknowledging the declining faith in the country’s judicial system, let’s contemplate on what some of the leading people of India have to say.
• Faye Dsouza, an Indian Journalist and a Mirror Now anchor, tweeted:
“The comments on the Encounter shootings of the accused in the #HyderabadHorror show a worrying lack of faith in the judicial process in India. If citizens have no faith in the justice system then whom does system serve? Do you have faith in our courts to deliver justice?”
• Jaya Bachchan, an Indian actress and a Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha said to the press:
‘Better late than never’
“I don’t know how many times I have stood and spoken about this kind of ‘atyachar’. I think it’s time whether it is Nirbhaya or Kathua or what happened in Hyderabad, people want the government to give a proper answer and a very definite answer.” She further said, “I know it is harsh but these people should be brought out in public and lynched.”
• Mayawati Das, is an Indian Politician and President of The Bahujan Samaj Party.
“The action that has been taken by the Hyderabad police is praiseworthy,” Mayawati said, reacting to the encounter killings of the four accused arrested in connection with the case. It may be time to abandon this primitive, retributive idea of justice as a relic from a less civilized period of human history.
Bollywood reacted positively to the move with many actors tweeting their approval. BJP MP Hema Malini said such people did not deserve to live. Actor Anupam Kher, Rishi Kapoor and badminton champion Saina Nehwal tweeted in solidarity with the police.
• Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal told an ABP News reporter
“It’s a worrying issue that people have lost faith in our criminal justice system. All governments must come together to better the criminal justice system and investigating agencies.”
• BJP MP Maneka Gandhi said,
“You can’t take law in your hands, they (accused) would’ve been hanged by Court anyhow. If you’re going to shoot them before due process of law has been followed, then what’s the point of having courts, law and police?”
• Congress MP Shashi Tharoor also counseled patience:
“We should not rush to condemn until details emerge.”
Praising the encounter killings of the accused in the Hyderabad case is making a few staggering sides in reverse — in the event that the men were, truth be told, guilty, at that point death isn’t what we should wish for them — not death by means of a capital punishment law, and particularly not by means of extrajudicial killings by the Indian police.
We all have come a long way; from all the sides it may be time to abandon this primitive, retributive idea of justice as a relic from a less civilized period of human history.