I am deeply saddened by the news about the death of the 23 year old girl in the New Delhi gangrape case. It is good to see the youth and the old protest against the atrocity in unison. But it is important to have a vision and a mission to such protests. The mob cannot demand to catch the culprits because they are already arrested. Now the whole of India must ensure that those people are tried and punished. But are our laws capable enough to do that in the most appropriate way?
I am all for giving the opportunity to the accused to prove their innocence in any criminal case, not just this one. But they must know that if they attempt to defend themselves but fail in it, the punishment would be even more severe. We know our laws are ineffective, don’t we? Following the death of the victim, at best our government will ban second shows or bus services at night! Why can’t we have the Saudi Arabian laws implemented here? I wonder why people oppose that. Only those who do crimes need to be wary of it. Those punishment methods are inhuman, but for inhuman crimes, do we need softer punishments? Introduce amputation, blinding, stoning, hand chopping, and beheading! Fear of law is the beginning of responsibility!