Monday, March 17, 2008

Rapists should be Castrated!

More than 20 Indian Women get raped every hour (This is the Official 2006 Stats, It must be higher now) Considering almost 80% of the rapes aren't even reported that's almost 100 women every hour!

A Google News Search on 'Scarlet Keeling' throws up almost 3000 news items.
Why are we as a nation (or is it just our media?) obsessed with the rape and murder of this one under-aged girl who was high on alcohol and drugs bar-hopping at three am, far far away from her home and family?

It's reasonable to assume that most of these 100 Indian women suffered for no fault of theirs.
Who will get justice for all these women? Why doesn't the media take up each one of their cases?

The conviction rate in India is also shamefully low (8% I think) it's like the government and the law enforcement agencies are actually encouraging men to go on and rape hapless women.
Life sentence is not a sufficient enough deterrent, I don't think Rapists should be put to death either. To make them realise the trauma they made the women go through, they should be let go as free 'men' after they are castrated and/or their dicks amputated!

PS: (Update) If rape is punishable by death (as is being suggested) and so is murder, it might make these animals want to kill of their victims... think about it!


Anonymous said...

Well I won't agree with such an extreme punishment, but yes, if the Judicial process become more easier and fairer and the society changes its pathetic attitude towards the victims, a lot can be achieved. Lets not take such an extreme measure, lets just boycott them and their family from the society, that will more than teach a lesson.

Prahalathan said...

in a closed community like a village boycotting a person may work. How do you do that in a city?

sunaina bhakhri said...

Hi prahalathan . A quick introduction. I am sunaina working at Breakthrough, Delhi.we'r an ngo focussing on domestic violence.

This post is most interestingly written& very sensitively deals with the most pertinent issue of violence against women And you have managed to put the issue in focus quite well//What comes through is the concern/sensitivity you have exhibited for this issue.// Well, I work on a youth oriented site called and would love for you to blog on it. Posts like this one, which bring to the fore discussions and debates carrying on in the social media world around sensitive topics like Domestic Violence. This we do, on the Bell Bajao site as well, where we have a category called "Social Media Buzz" which houses blogs highlighting conversations from social networking sites, blogs and other websites.

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Thanks and hoping to hear from you
Sunaina BHakhri