Senior advocate Indira Jaising advised Nirbhaya's mother to forgive the men on death row who were convicted for the 2012 gang rape of her daughter.
Indira Jaising onTwitter appealed to Nirbhaya's mother to make the request shortly after Asha Devi on Friday expressed her disappointment when a Delhi court postponed the date of the execution of the four convicts.
"While I fully identify with the pain of Asha Devi I urge her to follow the example of Sonia Gandhi who forgave Nalini and said she didn't not want the death penalty for her. We are with you but against the death penalty," Jaisingh tweeted.
Nalini was arrested and convicted for her role in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991.
Earlier on Friday, Asha Devi had blasted out at the courts and the government stating that "the same people who had in 2012 gone around participating in rallies and raised slogans for women's safety are playing with the death of my daughter for their political gains. They have stopped the execution for their political gains."
The death-row convicts who were earlier slated to be executed on January 22 at 7 am will now be hanged on February 1 at 6 am.
Four convicts, Vinay, Akshay, Pawan and Mukesh were convicted and sentenced to death for raping a 23-year-old woman in a moving bus in the national capital on the intervening night of December 16-17, 2012.