Bollywood queen Kangana Ranaut is again in headlines for her reaction on Supreme Court lawyer and legal activist Indira Jaising’s comment on the death sentence of Nirbhaya rape convicts.
On January 17, Indira Jaising tweeted on micro-blogging site Twitter, urging Nirbhaya’s mother to forgive the convicts. She wrote, “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 want the death penalty for her. We are with you but against the death penalty.”
Actress Kangana Ranaut while attending one of her promotional events for her upcoming movie Panga, did not shy away from putting out her views on the same. She said, “A person who has committed such a gruesome crime should not be considered a minor. He should be hanged publicly to set an example. Nirbhaya’s parents are fighting this battle for a long time. Killing the convict quietly will be of no use as you won’t be able to set an example.”
Further reacting to Jaising’s comment she said, “She should be kept in jail along with the convicts. How can these women pity the convicts? It is these kinds of women who give birth to such monsters.”
The convicts involved in the gruesome gang-rape and murder of a paramedic student in December 2012 are to be hanged on February 1. Asha Devi, Nirbhaya’s mother also replied to Jaisingh’s comments saying that she “can’t believe” how Jaising dared suggest this, and said it is “because of people like her [that] justice is not done with rape victims”.
Kangana was last seen on the big screen in Judgemental Hai Kya. The film received critical acclaim and Kangana was especially lauded for her performance. It also starred Rajkummar Rao in a lead role.
Panga is directed by Ashwani Iyer and is set to hit the theatres tomorrow.