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Nirbhaya’s parents seek justice, demands stay on juvenile release

New Delhi, Dec. 20 : With the juvenile convict in the December 16 gang rape and murder case all set to walk free on Sunday, the victim’s parents wanted justice and demanded stay on the convict’s release.

“I just want justice, I want stay on his (juvenile convict) release. Hearing is just to mislead the people. They (DCW) tried in night. They might have been able to stop the release if they had tried during the day,” said Nirbhaya’s mother.

“We had gone there to demand justice but we were harassed. What happens to their force when women suffer on the roads? Why don’t they stop crime then? The government and the police do not bother about it. The common people will suffer,” she added.

Nirbhaya’s father also stressed that there is no point of hearing on the matter in the Supreme Court on Monday, while the convict will be freed today.

“Not only in India, but also abroad, people do not want his release, as he had not done the act of a juvenile. The Prime Minister has the power to stop his release, but no one is taking any action,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has decided to hear the plea of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) against the release of the juvenile in the rape case on Monday, ruling out that there will be no stay on his release.

DCW chief Swati Maliwal reached the Supreme Court last night after DCW decided to file a Special Leave Petition (SLP) in the apex court to stall the release of the convict.

Earlier, the parents of the gang rape victim, along students and activists were detained by the police as they staged a protest against the release of the juvenile convict.

The police action was condemned by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who had asked the Police Commissioner to get them released. Soon after few minutes they were released. (ANI)