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Pitch for Padma Award to Asha Devi, legal fighter in Nirbhaya Case

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New Delhi, 21/03/2020  Following the 20th March hanging of the convicts, who had committed the rarest of rare crime in the national capital in 2012, the civil body has made a pitch for the Padma Award to the victim’s mother, the legal fighter in the case. An appeal-letter has been shot off to the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, who twitted ‘justice has prevailed. It is of utmost importance to ensure dignity and safety of women”.

“I appeal to the Government of India to bestow the Padma Award on Asha Devi, who fought for the delivery of justice in her daughter Nirbhaya’s rape and murder case which took around seven years to send the convicts to the gallows” writes noted author Dr Birbal Jha, chairman of Mithilalok Foundation working for socio-cultural and economic development in the country.

“Remarkably, the victim’s mother, Asha Devi did not skip even a single date of the legal fight at courts from lower to the apex one, running from pillar to post, reposing her unshaken faith in the Indian judicial system and having extraordinary patience, endurance and serenity. Everybody would agree that she deserves all accolades for her indomitable courage and winning a historic battle for justice not only for the deceased but to the human race” added Dr Birbal Jha, a social worker and crusader.

“Notably, the conscience of the nation was shaken with how the medical student was raped and murdered in a way that anybody would begin to shudder to think of the horrible night of 2012 when the heinous crime was committed on the undisturbing deceased Nirbhaya whose name was posthumously changed” reads his letter addressed to PM.

“Mithilalok Foundation has passed a resolution to confer the ‘Legal Fighter Award’ on the mother of late Nirbhaya to encourage fights against the atrocities and violence committed on humanity, more particularly women on earth” informed the campaigner Dr Jha, who had earlier taken the initiative to provide the legal aid in the Gurugram School murder case of 2017.

Composing the lyrics of Kya Gunah Tha Mere Bache Ka’ which has more than 8 million views till the date, Dr Jha led the ‘Child Safety Campaign’ aftermath a 7-year-old schoolboy, who was murdered by slitting his throat at the school campus.