Additional Sessions Judge at Delhi’s Patiala House Court passed on order on Friday, delaying the death penalty for four people convicted of a gang-rape.
This is the second time the court delays the execution. From the very beginning, the date of the execution was set for 22 January and was postponed later until 1 February.
The new date of the execution still remains unknown.
According to India's law, a convict can't be hanged, while legal proceedings of his accomplices pending in the court. As the court's ruling says, two of the four convicts still have the right for a mercy plea.
Asha Devi, mother of the 2012 Delhi gang-rape victim: The lawyer of the convicts, AP Singh has challenged me saying that the convicts will never be executed. I will continue my fight. The government will have to execute the convicts. pic.twitter.com/NqihzqisQo— ANI (@ANI) January 31, 2020
India's Minister of State for Home Affairs has called on the Supreme Court to amend the country's "convict-centric" guidelines in the law and change them for "victim-centric" sin order to return people's faith in the rule of law.
The assault galvanised the nation and led to protests demanding justice for the medical student and the safety of women across the country.