punish the rapist without delay

punish the rapist without delay

9 December 2019
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Signatures: 7Next Goal: 10
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Why this petition matters

Started by Harshveer Kaur

Let me clear the point

India is the most dangerous place to be a woman

India has shown utter disregard and disrespect for women ... rape, marital rapes, sexual assault and harassment, female infanticide has gone unabated

but sexual violence against women in India has received more attention since the widely-reported gang rape and murder of a student in the capital, Delhi, in 2012.

Official figures show a significant increase in the number of rape cases being reported to the police since then, from just under 25,000 in 2012 to more than 38,000 in 2016.

But Indian courts seem to be struggling to deal with this increase because by the end of 2017, there were more than 127,800 cases pending.

The gangrape and murder of a woman veterinarian in Hyderabad has stoked public anger. Clamour is growing louder for death penalty, not only for the culprits in Hyderabad gangrape and murder case, but in general for all rapists.

The grandfather of Nirbhaya, victim of the gruesome gang rape in Delhi in December 2012, demanded that the rapists should be handed over to public who will do "justice" to them. Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case too had seen nationwide protests in 2012.

The Nirbhaya case was supposed to set the benchmark for speedy trial for crimes of rape and gangrape, with or without murder of the victim. But despite seven long years having passed by, justice by means of closure of the case is yet to be delivered.

The point is this: By the time police and courts close a case, the incident of crime fades from public memory, including those of the prospective rapists. Deterrence does not work. Lawmakers may serve the cause better by bringing about long pending police and judicial reforms for any law to act as a real deterrent


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