justice at last

The Priyadarshini Matoo case has come to an acceptable closure and maybe Priya's soul will finally be able to rest in peace.

Eleven years or so to finally send the rapist and murderer behind bars. I cannot even being to fathom the agony of the last eleven minutes of Priya's life as she lay fighting her last battle, the pain and courage of her father who never gave up while her killer lived on, got married and even had a child. Did he feel that his father's position was enough to have him do what he pleased. No Sir. We live in a democracy that works and have a judicial system that is fair. We are protected by a constitution that guarantees us our human rights.

Maybe it takes a little longer than hoped but if like Priya's father you do not give up, you do not heed threats and carry on your fight, you win no matter how small, unconnected and fragile you may look.

Will potential rapists now think twice before they commit their dastardly crime? Will those who thought that money, connections and power were sufficient licence to do as they please finally understand that they are not above the law? I hope so.

Priyadarshini's case is the victory of the people of India, a force to reckon with, one that is slowly emerging from the dark.

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