India Must Have a National Sex Offender Registry
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I feel really angry!
A man sexually assaulted hundreds of schoolgirls over 12 years. He was arrested once for 6 months but after he got out of jail, he continued raping young girls. Some of them were just 9-years-old.
How can we as a society let this happen?
I am a 28-year-old working woman and I feel appalled by the fact that every 20 minutes a woman is raped in India.
Join me in asking the Home Minister and WCD minister to start a National sex offender registry to track those convicted of sex offences.
After the Nirbhaya case, the country was up in arms about the safety of women. In the past 4 years, little has changed. A 6-year-old schoolgirl was raped by a gym instructor in a Bangalore school. A girl was raped by a Uber driver in Delhi who was a repeat offender and was also involved in a rape case for which he spent 7 months in jail.
If there is a list compiled by the National crime bureau with all the records of convicted sex offenders, it will ensure that rapists and sexual assaulters are not employed by schools and are tracked throughout their life.
In countries like the US and the UK, the sex offender registry has been hailed a success. This is because the national register has all details on the convict and tracks every update in his life. Sexual offenders have to report to authorities routinely and keep them informed about their plans.
In India, there is no such centralised record. Having a sex offender registry will make it a lot easier for the police to track and apprehend serial offenders.
Nirbhaya was 23 years old when she was brutally raped and killed in Delhi. We as a nation promised ourselves that we will make our country a safer place for women and children. Sign my petition and ask the government to start a national register to track those convicted of sex offences.
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