CJI salutes anti-rape protesters, wishes 'he could have also participated'
Saluting the people who took part in the persistent massive protests that followed the brutal Delhi gang rape incident last month, the Chief Justice of India (CJI), Altamas Kabir on Monday said that he wish he could have also participated in that movement.
Talking about the incident and the nationwide public outrage thereafter, the CJI at the India Habitat Center here said the public anger was justified.
"As a human being it was the most shameful incident that could have happened. One of my nephews had also gone there and was beaten up. He was the solidarity that everybody was showing. I salute everyone who participated in that protests. I wish, I could also participate, but I cant," he said
"Everything was peaceful, but latter other people started coming and it seemed to be hijacked and then the things tuned ugly," he added.
The CJI emphasised that if the guidelines issued by the Supreme Court to remove curtain and dark films from the vehicles were followed, the incident would have not taken place.
The 23-year-old student was gang raped and brutally assaulted by six men on a moving bus and latter thrown out along with her male friend in South Delhi area on December 16. The girl died from her injuries at a hospital in Singapore on December 29.