Saturday, March 21, 2009

Catch them ... and KILL them ...

Disclaimer: This post is a result of extensive research. I stand by each and every statistics discussed below. For information about the source of the data please ask me. If you are new or if you are thinking why I suddenly wrote this, please look up and read the title and description of my blog. And finally, as usual, you are most welcome to write your comments, but I must say that I feel very strongly about this issue and nothing on earth can change my take on this. I would always say.. Catch them, Torture them and Kill them ...
Oh yes, one more thing, some words used may be very derogatory, but am sorry cant help it ..


The incident of Josef Fritzl who was jailed for life for treating his daughter as a sex slave in the cellar of his home during a 24 year orgy of depravity in which he fathered seven children, sent shock waves across the world. So much so, that the day an Irish news channel released some pictures of the “bunker” Fritzl had made to house his daughters, it became the most viewed picture in an hour! Am sure people were sympathetic and remorseful and wanted to share the pain of Fritzl’s ill-fated daughters, by scrutinizing those photographs.

Anyways am not writing today to talk about that. Its already been discussed all over the world and in every circles. While Fritzl was convicted on 17th March, 1000s of miles away in Mumbai a similar story was unfolding. In a shocking case, a sexagenarian allegedly raped his daughter repeatedly over a span of nine years at the behest of an occultist (who said the act would bring prosperity to the family) and was arrested on the 19th of March. Media was intelligent enough to draw an instant comparison between Fritzl and this 60 yr old ass-hole. But unlike Fritzl’s case Indian media could not give it much mileage and barring a few news channels and 1 or 2 newspapers, others lost interest within the first 24 hours of the arrest. Do you find that shocking? Many pundits will say that 9 years is nothing as compared to 24 and hence this wasn’t a big issue in India. But I think the reason for this lack luster coverage is far beyond the time factor: Its just that we the people of India are so much well accustomed to cases of rape and child abuse reported almost everyday in the newspapers and TV channels, that this incident of the 60 yr old man wasn’t a big shocker !!!

There is one more difference: Fritzl was arrested in April 2008 and sentenced for life within 11 months. The fast justice ensured that the incident remain as a fresh wound in the minds of people. During the trial some Irish and American lawmakers expressed their willingness to award Fritzl a death penalty if Ireland had Capital Punishment. And pseudo intellectuals, filmmakers, poets, artists or human rights proponents never chased down those lawmakers for their statement!

On the contrary we all remember what happened in our country some years back: A teenaged girl, full of enthusiasm and hope after taking her exams well, comes home to be raped and brutally murdered by her society's security guard. The girl's parents fight for justice. And WHEN finally, after 14 long years of legalities, the rapist-murderer gets the capital punishment, some pseudo social activist and even eminent personalities from West Bengal realized that they are against the capital punishment being given to a rapist-murderer. They hurriedly came together to protest and even write to the hon'ble President to pardon the culprit who was to be hanged till death. These pseudo social activists, writers, thinkers and reformers were never seen before for the last 14 years when the case was pending with the court. If anyone needed their help, it was the victim’s family who had a tough time fighting a long battle to seek justice.

In a country where you find so much of sympathy for a man who should have faced the worst death, what more do you expect from crime statistics??!! According to a latest report by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) there has been a phenomenal eight-fold increase in the number of rapes committed in India since 1971, the year from which data for rape cases has been collected by the NCRB. This stands in marked contrast to other serious and violent crimes like murder, robbery, dacoity, kidnapping and rioting. Overall, violent crimes under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) have actually declined. Between 1971 and 2006 violent crimes showed a decline of 16%. In this context, the 678% increase in rape cases (which is taken as a special category by the NCRB) stands out as a shocker!! Moreover a recent survey by an international NGO and a leading international women’s magazine revealed that of all the reported cases of rape (only one out of 70), only in 20 per cent of cases someone is held. Consequently, only three out of 1,000 rapists ever get convicted. And of those who are convicted, 80% comes back to the mainstream society after spending some years in jail. So the bottom-line is that most rapists can get away with rape. A woman gets raped every half an hour in India. And yet the system and society fails to prevent a rapist from entering the mainstream!! I have always wondered why police need to cover the face of a rapist in front of the media! even if he is a 60 yr old man! Let the whole world see who this person is ! Let the “aam junta” mark him, so that after he plays around the legalities and come out clean, someday somewhere his corpse can be located once he starts walking on the streets! I don’t believe in a second chance or mercy for rapists! And if you do so, then shake off you intellectual avatar and think rationally… can someone with a twisted psychology be ever corrected? I think NO , and an interesting statistics from RAINN (discussed later in the blog) explains why am correct.

SELDOM do people hold those robbed responsible for getting robbed, or those murdered responsible for getting murdered. If we made such statements as a matter of routine, our sanity would be questioned. Yet, it isn't at all uncommon to blame women for getting raped!! I happened hear, a social worker, who ironically used to work with women, once comment: "Young women nowadays dress so provocatively. What do they expect? Men get tempted, naturally." Such views are commonplace in the aftermath of the heavily publicized rape cases in Delhi and other metros. Such statements are extremely offending and generalize the behavior of some violent men to all men. To believe that all men are abject creatures at the mercy of their hormones, compelling them to uncontrollable acts of sexual atrocities at the sight of female flesh, is a specious view of male sexuality. It places them at a par with sociopaths. And even if some men do get tempted by the way certain women dress, is rape their only recourse?? Cmon you reformers, social workers and pseudo intellectuals … its all in the mind and you can change the thought in a person but cannot change his psychology!! So, just because you are unable to keep the culprit behind bars or unable to give them death penalty (which I strongly support) it doesn’t mean you blame it on the victims! So please catch them and KILL them !!

There is no question that the whole of Indian society is more sexually repressed than most places in the world. But that isn’t an excuse for the alarming numbers of rape in India!! Its just because we let those bastards go free. A recent study by the RAINN (Rape Abuse Incest National Network) revealed that 46% of rapists who are released from prison are re-arrested within 3 years of their release for another crime. This further re-iterates the need for a law which makes capital punishment mandatory for rape. And also the need for a system where the convict is hanged within a few months of the sentence so that our intellectual asses do not get a chance to help a psychopath back into the society. Especially in countries like India where life imprisonment can be easily reduced to a few years and capital punishment is in most cases pardoned, such a law is must. I have always been an extremist regarding certain issues e.g terrorism. And I strongly feel that to curb a crime you have to set example of the worst punishment that can be given for that crime. The fear of getting caught and an almost certain death, if caught, can only create an atmosphere of insecurity among rapists or people who help rapists. And the fact that it can work is evident from statistics in the US, where the Louisiana law (passed in 1995) of extending the death penalty to rapists of children under the age of 12 has been followed by Georgia, Montana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas. And quite astonishingly, since 1995 the number of rapes per 1000 people in these states declined from 1 to below 0.5!!

So those of you, who have been yelling against capital punishment, think twice! We have faults in our system! We know that life imprisonment never happens! And the only way to prevent these psychopaths from returning back is to KILL them. And before hanging them, take off their nails, slowly …. Because am sure the fear of a painful death will be able to surpass all psychotic thinking. After all, India is not a barbaric country, and its extremely barbaric to let rapists roam around in your neighborhood!!!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was reading it in the lab, but not even half way through i decided not to read anymore. This could be because the blog might have been too long for a quick afternoon reading between experiments or it could be the acerbic nature of the topic that started intiating a disgustful taste or its becasue of the total lack of the sense of belonging to a community(unless inititated for a very selfish economical, political or regional reason) that we lack as a country irated me. Very well written and I wish some Indian newspapers will be able to publish something so thought provoking like this. Well I will read the rest and make more comments.

Souro said...

Thanks anonymous ..
its was an equally disgusting experience to go through the stats and write this up ..

Souro said...

I would be happy if you could identify yourself anonymous !!

VNTuongLai said...

You’re invited to view my latest video “Sex Slavery & Murder.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9ovgI5Ry9s

Souro said...

The Video Posted by the person above is his personal choice. I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THAT ... AND I ALSO DONT KNOW HIM
I DO NOT agree or disagree to what is being shown in that video.

Being loyal to all my readers, I try to allow almost all comments .
Thanks

Dipanwita said...

This is a thought provoking article and I think Souro is very correct to demand death penalty for rapists and I completely agree with his viewpoints. It is disgusting to even imagine that we actually have our society infested with such criminals and very many people supporting them and fighting for them to live!!! I am shocked by the stats and really hope that an article like this makes its way in the Indian newspapers and may be then people would start taking such matters SERIOUSLY!!

Souro said...

Thanks Dips :)

Ellora said...

Sourojit you are writing really like a professional. I am sure one day you will able to publish novel like my favourite Amitabh Ghosh,
Good luck

sayaksarode said...

rapiasts should not only be killed but they must be tortured first....instant killing will not do justice.slow killing is needed.well done sourojit.