DEATH PENALTY FOR RAPISTS IN INDIA
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Even after death penalty to the rapists in Nibhaya's case, the number of rapes in the nation has kept on soaring.
Nirbhaya's agony will be in vain if we don't focus on the bigger issues raised by it. Of all the major crimes, the incidence of rape has registered the highest growth in the country in the last four decades.The biggest, it seems, is that rape is on the highest rise in India and only a few get punished for the crime.
The men are not afraid of the punishment of rape. Being drunk and losing control is the lamest excuse for these monsters. While in a high, can they go on attack their mothers or sisters or daughters? No! But they can drive until other cities, Delhi, NCR area, etc. and pick up any lady they want to and spoil her life forever.
Strict laws of death penalty are a must in every conviction and not just in rarest of the rarest cases. The FEAR OF LAW, FEAR OF DEATH PENALTY must be instilled in each and every human if he commits this heinous crime.
How do we boast about women empowerment when such things force a women to feel unsafe even while she not travelling alone. Recent Gurgaon rape! Two men along with the lady could not protect her from those drunk devils. Now whom the politicians are going to blame for going out alone after the sun sets or short clothes!
The problem lies in the mentality of mostly the uneducated who are not aware of the consequences of such crime.
So, the top-most task is to make the conviction rate higher by way of better investigation and also ensure speedier justice so that rapists know they will be punished sooner than later. In this context, setting up fast-track courts in Delhi for crimes against women is not enough. Several states have a far worse track record than Delhi. There must be such fast-track courts in all states. The government should earmark the necessary financial and manpower resources for these courts and announce a time frame for setting them up. The here and now must not divert our attention from the lasting solutions.
According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), the number of rape cases registered in India increased by a startling 873.3 %, from 2,487 in 1971 to 24,206 in 2011.
In China, strict punishment is given to rapists. Rape is a brutal crime and a death penalty is declared once the rapist is convicted. This is done by firing a single bullet at the spinal cord joining the neck. Another punishment given to the rapists in China is castration. The same punishment is given for other heinous crimes too. It is worth noting that the court proceedings are very quick.
Death by firing squad is what a rapist can expect in North Korea as his punishment.
Saudi Arabia is one such country where laws are quite strict. If a person has been convicted of rape in this country, then he is sedated and beheaded in public within days of his trial.
Punishment of rape in Egypt is death by hanging. This country still follows the old school method for punishment but rape is one crime that deserves death.
In Iran, according to Islamic law, death penalty is essential for rapists. A rapist is given a death sentence in Iran.
Rape cases are very far and few in Afghanistan, because you’ll be shot in the head within four days of being caught – that or hanged.
NCRB started collecting data on rape only since 1971. This is despite the fact that the conviction rape for rape at the national level is lower than the average of 11 "violent crimes" (28%). While the conviction rate for murder in 2011 was 38.5%, it was substantially lower at 26.4% for rape in the same year.
Since delays are one of the main factors affecting the conviction rate, the appointment of five fast-track courts for rape cases in Delhi, in the wake of the public outrage over the gang rape in a bus, is a long overdue measure. Such priority treatment is required to be given in the rest of the country too, although equally serious crimes against women in outlying areas typically get less media attention.
Delhi has earned the odium of the "rape capital" with an incidence of 572 rape cases in 2011. But in the same year, it is Madhya Pradesh that reported the highest number of cases for rape (3,406), molestation (6,665) and importation of girls (45) accounting for 14.1%, 15.5% and 56.3% of the respective national totals.
And when it comes to sexual harassment or "eve-teasing", Andhra Pradesh reported 3,658 cases, accounting for 42.7% of the total number booked in the country. Uttar Pradesh has the dubious distinction of topping the states in dowry deaths as its 2,322 cases accounted for 26.9% of the national tally.
After Madhya Pradesh (3,406), the states that reported the highest incidence of rape cases in 2011 are West Bengal (2,363), Uttar Pradesh (2,042), Rajasthan (1,800), Maharashtra (1,701), Assam (1,700) and Andhra Pradesh (1,442).
Among the 53 mega cities surveyed by NCRB for all crimes against women including rape, Delhi accounted for 13.3% (4,489) followed by Bengaluru 5.6% (1,890) and Hyderabad 5.5% (1,860).
It's the need of this hour, a sense of fear of death penalty is the only solution to curb this growing rate of rapes in our country.
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