India Ink: Debating the Death Penalty for Rape in India

Dec 28, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: FiveThirtyEight

A protest held in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, on Wednesday in the wake of the recent gang rape in New Delhi.

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abhi

Kolkata, India

#2 Dec 28, 2012
...just cut their pennis and let them live... Hanging is no sollution as everyone has to die one day ...let them feel the pain and mental pressure of being assulted... Let them face their own game on own!

Since: Dec 12

Coimbatore, India

#3 Dec 28, 2012
my opinion is that , our indian govt . Have to change there laws. We have to travel the path (law ) of arab countries.
kiran

Bahrain

#4 Dec 28, 2012
Chop the vital organs
VICKY

Thane, India

#5 Dec 28, 2012
hiii Kiran
VICKY

Thane, India

#6 Dec 28, 2012
h r u ?
VICKY

Thane, India

#7 Dec 28, 2012
may we have chat Kiran ?
Ram Chunder Hooda

Europe

#8 Dec 29, 2012
F you all. No Brahmin will exect another Brahmin.
India is a Hindoo country rape is part of society.
In 1984 my Father a police officer and congress official raped several sikh women and girls no body
touched him. I have gang raped several women in villages in India. We Brahmins are above the law.

Read the book og Manu. Women are shit they need to be raped.
some guy from Chicago

Antioch, IL

#9 Dec 29, 2012
Whether the maximum penalty is life in prison (without chance of release) or capital punishment is not terribly important. Far more important would be the Indian police, the courts and, for that matter, Indian society, taking these crimes seriously, not blaming the victim, and not blowing off full prosecution.

It sounds to me that under the situation as it existed even in this awful case, the penalty in the law books didn't much matter. While I think that the police certainly should be criticized for their attitude towards the crime of rape, it should perhaps be recognized that the attitude was born from knowing that not much would happen in the courts anyway.

If the attitudes of Indian society, and the police, and the courts were to truly change, that would be far more effective than changing the penalty from life in prison to death penalty. Unfortunately, it is only the latter change that will be easily accomplished, with a mere stroke of a fountain pen. The changes in attitude are much more difficult to accomplish. Consider, for example, that in many Muslim countries the penalty for rape already is death, but under Shariah law the prosecution is so difficult (four male witnesses to the act, I have heard) that rapists are rarely held accountable, and the unfortunate victim is more likely to have acid poured on her face, even by her own family. In countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan, the situation for such women may even be worse, despite the death penalty.
some guy from Chicago

Antioch, IL

#10 Dec 29, 2012
I might as well add at this point that way women are treated in Pakistan and Afghanistan, it should scarcely come as a surprise to anyone that for each male that enters paradise, there will be seven virgins. That may be just be a statisical phenomenon, however. Whether those virgins are for his enjoyment is another matter...
abhi

Kolkata, India

#11 Dec 29, 2012
Mr. Guy from chigao... I totaly agree with your openion... But changing the hole society and male orianted setup is gonna at least longer... Because it's not the case with a single person, single commun, or single organisation... It's the case with at least 70 percent of men in whole country.... And most horribly ...90 '/. Of such type of assults are made by the known person or relatieves... So it's just damn shit!
Brown Girl in the Ring

UK

#12 Dec 30, 2012
Ram Chunder Hooda wrote:
F you all. No Brahmin will exect another Brahmin.
India is a Hindoo country rape is part of society.
In 1984 my Father a police officer and congress official raped several sikh women and girls no body
touched him. I have gang raped several women in villages in India. We Brahmins are above the law.
Read the book og Manu. Women are shit they need to be raped.
There is something seriously wrong with you. Im assuming you were conceived as a result of yr father also attacking his own daughter!

Since: Nov 11

Location hidden

#13 Jan 3, 2013
I can't say for sure, but from what I heard, between the lines...this may have been premeditated... guys who did this ..set it up. they hired the bus, etcc.. and planned on picking up a girl and gang raping her. In any case, I think rapists, should be subject to humiliating public execution, hanging or decapitation. then, when others see this, they will think twice. rapists must be killed, or else they will just do it again and again..destroying innocent lives. this should be a world wide policy, not just India but every country should have public execution of rapists..every Friday on TV for the world to watch. this is the highest priority, as there is no higher form of terrorism. this should be what the what on terror is all about.
Anonymous

Ashburn, VA

#14 Jan 3, 2013
Ram Chunder Hooda wrote:
F you all. No Brahmin will exect another Brahmin.
India is a Hindoo country rape is part of society.
In 1984 my Father a police officer and congress official raped several sikh women and girls no body
touched him. I have gang raped several women in villages in India. We Brahmins are above the law.
Read the book og Manu. Women are shit they need to be raped.
it is bcoz of sick ppl lyk u...dat india is lyk dis...
u all shud b hangd 1st...
Anonymous

Ashburn, VA

#15 Jan 3, 2013
every day..rapes take place...
v cnt hang every convict....
bt v sure can make strict rules....
n create more safety 4 girls..
Brown Girl in the Ring

London, UK

#16 Jan 3, 2013
parasha wrote:
<quoted text>
it is bcoz of sick ppl lyk u...dat india is lyk dis...
u all shud b hangd 1st...
His mother is also his big sister and she hates them both. He`s a self loathing misfit who can only relate to his father.
Anonymous

Ashburn, VA

#17 Jan 3, 2013
Brown Girl in the Ring wrote:
<quoted text>
His mother is also his big sister and she hates them both. He`s a self loathing misfit who can only relate to his father.
i agree wid u...
dey r d reason behind indias present condition...
Anonymous

Ashburn, VA

#18 Jan 3, 2013
do u all know..
dat aftr d delhi case...
each state has recorded at least 1 rape case...n d person who raped has nt been convicted???
Brown Girl in the Ring

London, UK

#19 Jan 3, 2013
parasha wrote:
do u all know..
dat aftr d delhi case...
each state has recorded at least 1 rape case...n d person who raped has nt been convicted???
even as we "speak"
Kami

Turlock, CA

#20 Jan 6, 2013
I am reponding to "F u all comment " i am asuuming he was a rape bastard. Maybe his mom was raped and conceived this ugly bastard that has no value towards women. Ppl like him shld be watched careful cuz I'm pretty sure he could be a rapist. All those five rapist penis and hands shld be slashed so they will never ever look at another woman again.
ramjaane

Europe

#21 Jan 7, 2013
Hindoos are all rapists it is tsated in their holy book. Brahmins can rape the low castes and get away with it.

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