While the whole nation lauded the Hyderabad police for the encounter of the accused in Disha’s rape and murder, a few of the eminent politicians and leaders stood up to raise their voice against the step taken by the police. Hours after the encounter was reported from the Hyderabad department, several people didn’t hinge back to question the extra-judicial killings of the accused. Many political parties were left in splits over their stand upon the encounter, while eminent legal experts demanded a probe into the reported encounter.
A few of the leaders who are quite vocal over the social issues took to the social media to voice against the encounter. Former bureaucrat and chief of Loksatta wrote that the extra-Judicial killings will only make innocent people victims over time. He also demanded the government speed up the judicial procedures and to serve efficient justice.
The perpetrators of such heinous crimes deserve the harshest punishment, but by swift due process in a court of law. The police were obviously under unbearable pressure; but extra-Judicial killings will only make innocent people victims over time. Due process protects all of us. https://t.co/Y4IxQVKUfj
— Jayaprakash Narayan (@JP_LOKSATTA) December 6, 2019
National Commission of Women Chairperson Rekha Sharma said though they wanted the death penalty for the accused, the encounter news came as a shock as it should have come through the proper judicial channel. “As a common citizen, I am feeling happy that this was the end we all wanted for them. But this end was supposed to be through the legal system,” she said.
Former Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi said, “Whatever happened in Hyderabad is very dangerous for this country. You cannot kill people because you want to. The accused would have been hanged after a court order anyway, you cannot take law in your hands. If justice will be served through a gun’s trigger, then what is the need for courts and police in this country?”
Shashi Tharoor stands first to react over the happening incidents condemned the encounter stating that the extra-judicial killings are otherwise unacceptable in a society of laws. On this note, he also appealed to the citizen to not rush to condemn the things we are not fully aware of.
Agree in principle. We need to know more, for instance if the criminals were armed, the police may have been justified in opening fire preemptively. Until details emerge we should not rush to condemn. But extra-judicial killings are otherwise unacceptable in a society of laws. https://t.co/BOMOjCYrb1
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) December 6, 2019
Hyderabad MP and AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said that he is against the encounters and supported the National Human Rights Commission’s stand. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that this news came turned into something to worry as there is chance that people lose faith in the justice system. “Together all the governments will have to take action on how to strengthen the criminal justice system,” he told.