New Delhi, December 18: Just a day after the Delhi High Court refused to stay the release of the juvenile rapist in the December 16 Nirbhaya rape case, her parents, Asha Singh and Badrinath Singh, were detailed by the police, for protesting against the release. The victim Jyoti Singh’s parents were detained by the police on Saturday, while they were protesting against the impending release of the juvenile rapist on Sunday. They were protesting outside the juvenile reformation home, where the convict had been housed for three years.
On Friday, Jyoti’s mother, Asha Singh, had expressed extreme disappointment at High Court’s order that refused to stay the release of the juvenile, who raped her daughter. On Friday, she had said that she felt let down and that she will continue to fight for justice. The Court had rejected a plea filed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy, urging the court to not release the victim. While the court refused to stay the release, it kept Swamy’s writ petition and had appreciated the points raised by him in court, saying that it would hold another hearing next year. Also Read: Nirbhaya rape case: Juvenile convict’s village divided over his coming back
Asha Singh has sharpened her attack on the political class, saying that they hadn’t been able to deliver on their promises. “Netas should wake up now. Because of political games, we poor people are always hurt,” a distraught Asha told Times Now on Friday. “They said they are working, they made promises. Don’t know how many girls will be sacrificed in the process,” she added. Badrinath Singh has vowed to continue the fight. “This is not the end of the matter. We will continue our fight for justice and urge people of the country to continue supporting us,” he said.