While Indian civil rights activist Teesta Setalvad has welcomed the verdict pronounced by the SIT special court in the 2002 Gulbarg Society Massacre, Zakia Jafri remains unsatisfied.
“We welcome the judgement but we are disappointed in the lesser sentence. We will appeal
against the lesser sentence for those who haven’t been awarded life imprisonment,” Setalvad said in a statement to the media.
“We are not for revenge verdict but reformative justice. On compensation, dont know what
judge said,” she added.
Zakia Jafri however remains unsatisfied with the verdict.
“I am not satisfied, I am not happy. I will have to consult my lawyers again, this is not justice,” Zakia said.
After so many people died, that’s all the court could decide? just 12 guilty? I will have to fight this. They brutally killd Ehsan Jafri, this is quantum of sentence?They should have all got life imprisonment,” she added.
She said that she though “they are right where they started”, she would continue fighting.
A special SIT court has pronounced the quantum of sentence for 24 convicts in the Gulbarg society massacre on Friday.
11 accused have been awarded life imprisonment and remaining 12 are to be jailed for seven years, while one has been sentenced for 10 years.