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Capital punishment for rapists


  • Six drunken men were joyriding in a bus last Sunday when they picked up the physiotherapy student and her 28-year-old male companion. They took turns raping her before throwing the pair off the speeding vehicle.
    During her ordeal, the victim was attacked with an iron rod, causing serious intestinal injuries. Six men have since been arrested.

  • A combination of abusive sexual behavior, a scant fear of the law and India's creaky judicial system encourage such attacks.

  • The number of rape cases in New Delhi has risen by nearly one-fifth to 661 this year from a year ago, according to government figures, the highest among India's big cities.

Favor of Strict laws:

  • Fear of law: There is no fear of law left in criminals so there is need to make stricter laws in India which will again establish the respect for law in heart and mind of citizens.

  • We need even more fearful laws then capital punishment so criminals think twice before such heinous crimes.
    Only decent people have any reason to be afraid of the law any more. If there is, in fact, no protection for the law-abiding, then why should we pay taxes for something we do not get?

  • All rich people and politicians long ago began to hire private security men who do the job the police once did, but only for them. Because there is no fear left in criminals for the law. How we can let live such criminals in our society unpunished?

  • Imprisonment in India is not so tough punishment. Length of the imprisonment should be increased for all such crimes. Just keeping criminals on 2 years or so in jail doesn’t change much in them. Most of them with political connections come out on bail or again join crime full time after coming out of jail. We need drastic change in our law and order system to establish fear of law can be established between criminals. Starting point of this can be capital punishment for these rapists. They deserve it government should do whatever required to give them such punishment.

Against of Strict laws:

  • In past 10 years we have executed only 2 people under capital punishment. Even we make such stringent law it wouldn’t change much.

  • Rather than death penalty, swift arrest and fast-tracked trial leading to conviction alone can instill fear of law in people and deter commission of crimes, be it against women or in general.

  • Decision to give them capital punishment because it is not the right way to deal a crime with another crime. Capital punishment itself is a judicially assisted murder.

  • Death penalty cannot be a deterrent unless swift and sure delivery of justice can be ensured." In 2011, no investigation was done in 36.6% of recorded instances of rape.

  • Police should get active now and administrators should empower police to act against criminals.
    There are many cities in our country where politicians first helped criminals to grow. And later they have to empower police to curb those criminals. And police successfully curbed crimes in many cities with political support, so real question of political willingness to curb crimes. If you use criminals, to win elections then you will never wanted to wipe them out.

  • Fast track special courts to deal with sexual crimes, improved justice delivery system and stringent sexual harassment laws.

  • The conviction rate of rape cases has dropped from 46% in 1971 to 26% in 2012.So even death penalty is there no one can confidently say that conviction will really take place.


  • Making only stricter laws would not establish the law and order in our country. But in such special cases government should take strict action against guilty and set an example for criminals. We cannot just let go every time by just depending on the existing system. We have to improve our system and empower administration to become a better society.

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Added by: munna


If any body rape to a girl...then punish with in a day like cutting his pennis...and ten no one can dare to rape another girl

Date: 2016-07-31 04:24:31

Added by: Riya p kottam


In my opinion capital punishment is not the correct alternative these people should not just die as it is they must be physically casterated and experiance the same pain and agony the victim had to bear.and ponder about his heinous act throughout his life this will be more than enough for 2nd person to think 10 times before doing anything inhuman

Date: 2016-06-05 01:56:15

Added by: An Indian


As many people here suggested that the rules must be adapted from gulf constitution, I do not agree.

because the rules are very strict in Arabian countries and there are chances that the women can make misuse of these rules. So it is more important to make our judiciary and administration efficient so that the guilty is punished and the innocent is left free.

Date: 2015-09-03 09:44:01

Added by: sonali srivastav

Point: i think capital punishment process should be changed..rapeists should be punished through cutting their sex organ and send them somewhere where they have to do heavy strenous work..and dnt bring them never to this civilized society.

Date: 2015-04-12 02:07:54

Added by: Aman Raj

Point: According to me, Rapists should be given capital punishment as INDIAN JUDICIAL SYSTEM is very poor regarding other countries where the incidence for rape is very low and is required to make it strict as in gulf countries where the penalty for rape is hanged to death . This will not only improve the status of women in society but also stop each and every criminal mind before committing such a heinous crime and setup an example for the next generation . This will increase the faith of common people in the judiciary . Also it will make a clean image of INDIA in the world , which will helps in increasing the tourism and make INDIA a business hub .

Date: 2015-04-07 01:05:56

Added by: TAJBABA

Point: According to me education is not enough to the this solution. We should give wisdom to people.

Date: 2015-03-11 10:40:15

Added by: Amit Dhekale

Point: I think capital punishment is not right way for stopping crimes like this, we should give proper education and through that we can reduce the narrow thinking of people. Through education people can get idea how should they control their feelings

Date: 2015-03-02 08:58:08

Added by: shekhar suman

Point: only capital punishment is not the only solution.some work in education system should be done so that youngsters should learn to cntrol their thoughts and desires

Date: 2015-02-13 13:04:01

Added by: Rautela

Point: Capital punishment is the need of hour, as the number of such cases are increasing day by day. Also the judicial system should act responsibly in these cases like not granting bails, one example of this case is the UBER case which recently happened in Gurgaon the driver was released on bail after rape charges on him and look what he did, we cant change mentality of such people until or unless we put some fear in their minds of the dire consequences that they will face if they commit such hineous crimes.

Date: 2015-01-07 01:56:48

Added by: Priya De

Point: The criminals should be given such cruel punishment so that the very picture of this would remain imprinted on the minds of other criminals and they shall dare not repeat the same.Its time Govt should take new strict measures to make India a better country.

Date: 2015-01-06 22:45:45