National Crime Victims Rights Week on April, 2024: Is it right time for India to abolish "Death Sentence"?

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Is it right time for India to abolish "Death Sentence"?

Dear Mr. BULL

Death Penalty should stay

The Madras high court has granted an eight-week stay on the execution of three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi murder case.

The Ranga Billa Kidnapping Case was a notorious crime in New Delhi in 1978

The children were reported missing on 26 August 1978 and their bodies discovered on 29 August 1978. The entire nation was grieving for the innocent children in those years

In 1978, the Indian Council for Child Welfare instituted two bravery awards for children under the age of 16, the Sanjay Chopra Award and the Geeta Chopra Award, given each year along with the National Bravery Award.

In India, death sentence was last carried out in 2004 when one Dhananjay Chatterjee was hanged for rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in Kolkata.

In certain rarest of the rare cases like terrorism acts, espionage etc., death penalty should stay. Also acts of rape and murder of minors also requires death penalty. If death penalty is abolished such crimes will be on the increase and it will be hard to manage the situation by the state police force. With honour killing, hired killing, political killing being the order of the day in this country, death penalty stands as the only form deterrence to all those hooligans in this society.

Abolishing death penalty is like giving an open invitation to all those criminals to indulge in crime without fear or remorse. The idea that somebody can commit a heinous but still can be considered for rehabilitation itself shows how indifferent and insensitive we have become to crime in the name of freedom and human rights.

The Coimbatore Kidnap incident shows the torture suffered by the unsuspecting children, and their parents. By abolishing death penalty, it will only help increase such incidents in our society. Criminals will never fear about extreme consequences, which can deter them from committing the crime. Hence, death penalty should stay.

If death penalty is abolished it may benefit people like those who are involved in Dharmapuri bus burning case in which 3 girls are killed

Those who are voting for death penalty in India are forgetting the Trauma and grief experience by not only the victim but also the friends/ relatives, the community and some cases, the entire nation.

Capital punishment is not an act we wish to place on a single soul, but it is the best way to keep the killer out of society and prevent any further murders.

We need to understand that the best way to prevent any possible murders in the future is not let the killer walk free.

In my point of view death penalty should not be abolished in India for rarest of the rare heinous crimes.


When the question is in English, if the answer is in a vernacular language, it does not reach everyone particularly to those who does not understand that language.Kandasarr Sir knows it, and you also know the importance of replying in a same language in which your question was posted here. This is not a Tamil Site


In man lies an amalgam of good and bad impulses constantly in conflict, the bad tending to prevail over the good. The death penalty is an indispensable restraint upon the forces of evil implanted in the minds of murderers, robbers and defilers. Those who are not affected even remotely can go on talk about ‘rehabilitation of the culprits”, and reel out many other slogans; but once someone close to them falls a victim, they will understand that Society needs to get rid of those inhuman culprits.


Dear Oankarr, My respects to you

When Chopra children were killed (1978) and the way they were killed shook the nation itself; hence an award was instituted. I did not sleep thinking about those innocent children for many days.

Recently, the murder of two children of a businessman in Coimbatore also shook the entire Tamil Nadu; the culprits got what they deserved.

In such rarest cases, punishment must be maximum.

Terrorists belong to no religion, no conscience, they kill innocents, and they deserve death penalty.

Do Brazil is a good example of Socialism done right?

Do Brazil is a good example of Socialism done right?

Clearly, anyone who says “Brazil is a success” is not Brazilian and is not in touch with reality. Since I have lived in Brazil, I can speak to this from a point of knowledge and first-hand experience and not of fear, bias, or ignorance.

Brazil is NOT Capitalism. It is gov-run and gov over-regulated failed Capitalism, now dabbing in Socialism and causing massive “birth pains”, which are bound to get worse, very soon. And the whole charade they cooked up in Brazil is a HUGE failure.

First, Brazilian-run media claims it raised millions from poverty into the middle class, but that is not true. They have dragged the middle class into poverty, thus giving the appearance that the poor have moved up to middle class. They have not. The middle class has been dragged down, making the poor "middle class".

Brazil also gives the appearance that people have become richer, when in reality, the Lula and Dilma Presidencies (from “PT” – the Socialist party) have pinted hundreds of billions of Reias (Brazilian currency) printing, just like Bernanke. Credit has become extremely easy in Brazil. The poor and the now-impoverished middle class are all drowning in debt, because they buy computers and TVs “on credit” and later cannot pay. So it looks like people have more stuff and they DO have more stuff, but they are deep in debt. BTW, the interest rate in a Brazilian credit card is 22% PER MONTH.

The gun murder rate in Rio or Sao Paulo is so incredibly high, it is a prime example why guns should NOT be banned. Brazil has a national gun registry and a subsequent gun confiscation of all the guns of the good citizens, and no surprise, crime has increased 400%+. The gun murder rate makes South Chicago look like a pleasure cruise. Brazilian people are terrorized daily by armed gangs and they cannot own ANY weapons at all. Self-defense, even inside your own home, is basically illegal and you have to answer criminal charges if you use a a pipe (for example) to fight off an intruder, even if he has a gun (which he will have).

Crime in Brazil is to the likes of Afghanistan. In one week in Rio in April 2013, we had at least 55 murders PER NIGHT, because the Commando Vermelho (Red Command gang) wanted to prove they were “more bad” then Primero Commando da Capital (1st Commando of the Capital – Sao Paulo gang) and the way to show it was by randomly murdering people – the more they kill, the better they would become known. In 2011, Rio had over 1,500 people torched to death inside public buses with grenades and gas-filled cans. Just this week, a lady dentist was undergoing a “lightning kidnapping” (they take the victim to an ATM at gun point) and because she only had R$30 in her account, they tied her up and set her on fire ALIVE and she burned to death. Because the thugs were “de menor” (under 18), they were not even arrested. In April 2013, a young American couple was kidnapped at gunpoint in middle of the day in Copacabana beach. He was beaten almost to death; She was raped by 4 guys over 6h period.

Brazilian-made products are appalling quality. Cars have 10 times higher death rate in fender-benders then in Europe, Asia, or USA, because their workers are unionized and are lazy and they do a poor job welding cars, for example. There is an article about this here on Yahoo News:

There is no freedom of speech or religion in Brazil. They have criminalized “racism” (definited however they want), criminalized any "negative" speech of any non-Christian religion, criminalized saying homosexuality is wrong, and made it is 10-year in prison crime to criticize the government or any politician without “solid evidence of wrongdoing". Therefore, almost all public speech is banned. Churches are forced to praise the gov and perform ceremonies and fund acts they that do not approve on their religion or the pastor or priest face jail (ex: gay marriage, pay for employee abortions, etc).

There is no freedom from self-incrimination in Brazil. Police often beats up suspects (who are guilty until proven innocent anyway), so they sign “confessions”, which trigger sentencing in court (no trial). Torture in jails by Brazilian police is common, and so is extortion. My uncle who is a master carpenter in Rio, was stopped in a “blitz” (a roadblock by cops – and you better pray they are cops, as criminals dressed as cops do that to rob and beat people) and because he had tools in his truck, the cops (real cops) said they were going to “confiscate his tools” until he could provide proof of ownership. They saw he was headed to a job with wood in the back of his truck and demanded cash to release the tools to allow him to continue (like they were doing him a FAVOR!)! He only had $50 Reais, so they made him give him a CHECK, and warned him if he cancelled the check or it bounced, they would come to his house!

Has the Sarah fluke controversy caused a delayed sympathetic reaction on the right?

Has the Sarah fluke controversy caused a delayed sympathetic reaction on the right?

It's fake, as their track record (and their misogynistic comments here) proves. The Republican agenda for women and children is pure hate.

Santorum: States Should Have the Right to Outlaw Contraception

The last GOP debate saw a surprising amount of consensus on the evils of birth control.

-On Feb. 26, the Republican Montana State Senate outlawed birth control when it approved a “Personhood Amendment” (SB 406) on a 26-24 vote that would outlaw the pill, IUDs, and life-saving surgeries such as for ectopic pregnancy. Even if she needed cancer care while pregnant she could not get it as it would harm the fetus.

-Personhood legislation lost in referendums twice in Colorado and once in Mississippi since 2008, but n at least a dozen states, anti-abortion activists are attempting to place such initiatives on the ballots this year.

-On Feb. 16, the Oklahoma Senate passed a Personhood bill.

-The North Dakota legislature is expected soon to follow suit.

-Virginia passed a bill with the requirement for trans-vaginal probing against the doctor and the patient's will (rape), and then in the face of overwhelming national opposition downgraded it to still requiring an unnecessary medical procedure against the woman’s will and on her bill.

Here is a list of misogynistic bills introduced by Republicans during just two weeks in February, 2011, showing what they want for women.

1) Rape: Republicans are actually trying to redefine rape to exclude drugging a woman and raping her, or getting her drunk and raping her. After a major backlash, they promised to stop. But they haven't; the language is still out there.

2) More Rape. A state legislator in Georgia wants to change the legal term for victims of rape, stalking, and domestic violence to "accuser." But victims of other crimes, like robbery, would remain "victims." Which means the rapist is not really a criminal.

3) Murder. In South Dakota, Republicans proposed a bill that could make it legal to murder anyone who injures or threatens a fetus, including a doctor who provides abortion care, and the pregnant woman herself. So I guess that makes it OK for a husband or boyfriend to kill his partner if he thinks she might injure the fetus- like in a car accident, or he just doesn’t like her anymore.

4) Starvation. Republicans want to cut nearly a billion dollars of food and other aid to low-income pregnant women, mothers, babies, and kids (WIC). But payments to corporations to not grow food, to keep prices high? Those are still in the budget.

5) Death. In Congress, Republicans have proposed the “Let Women Die Act” -- a bill that would let hospitals allow a woman to die rather than perform an abortion necessary to save her life.

6) Ignorance and slavery. Maryland Republicans ended all county money for a low-income kids' preschool program. Why? No need, they said. Women should really be home with the kids, not out working. They should be slaves to their husbands instead.

7) More ignorance. At the federal level, Republicans want to cut that same program, Head Start, by $1 billion. That means over 200,000 kids could lose their spots in preschool.

8) Poverty and starvation. Two-thirds of the elderly poor are women, and Republicans are taking aim at them too. A spending bill would cut funding for employment services, meals, and housing for senior citizens.

9) Sickness. Congress voted on a Republican amendment to cut all federal funding from Planned Parenthood health centers, one of the most trusted providers of basic health care, cancer screening, and family planning in our country.

10) Barefoot and pregnant. And if that weren’t enough, Republicans are pushing to eliminate all funds for the only federal family planning program. (For humans only - Republican Dan Burton, who supports eliminating funds for family planning has introduced a bill to provide contraception for wild horses. Horses have more value to him than America’s women.)

Mock the link if you like, Republicans, but you can verify all this for yourself using Google.

Well guess what? Eight million more women than men voted in the last presidential election, so cons WILL pay for this at the polls.

(cute sock puppet attack, Paul)


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