The sentencing raised a lot of eyebrows about the juvenile law in the country. The quantum of the punishment for the juvenile hurt a lot of people. People hoped for a change in the law before he would be released.
How wrong were they !
The law was not revised. The law stood standstill. Law actually turned out to be what everyone claimed - Blind.
The current Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited 30 countries since assuming office 18 months ago, to improve the image of the country. But he did not have the time to initiate steps to rectify the law and make the country safer. This shocking end result is bound to bring down the credibility of the country across the world.
The Supreme Court convened later on Monday and refused to stay the release of the criminal.
"We share your concern but our hands are tied by the existing law. There has to be clear legislative sanction to extend the detention period beyond 3 years. Under the present law, detention cannot be extended beyond three years," the Supreme Court of India said.
This has left the onus on the law makers, our very own elected political leaders, to amend the law. They did not act on this urgent and important matter for the past 3 years, resulting in this shameful situation.