India's top court ruled Monday that 11 murderers convicted of a gang rape that drew global outrage but who were released early must return to jail. The attack took place when Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, now India's prime minister, was the premier of Gujarat. "Their plea for protection of their liberty is rejected," the Supreme Court said. The convicts' release triggered angry reactions across the country, especially since it coincided with India's Independence Day celebrations, when Modi spoke about women's safety and security. "The release of these convicts has taken from me my peace and shaken my faith in justice," she said then.
Mar 21 2023