A matter of life or death sentence
- Dawood's hanging would have satisfied us more: Family of 93 blasts victim
- Terrorists who attacked Gurdaspur came from Pakistan: Rajnath Singh
- Nation bids tearful adieu to former president APJ Abdul Kalam
- Why this unseemly hurry in Yakub execution: Prashant Bhushan
- Taliban confirms leader Mullah Omar's death, new successor already in place
I am of the opinion that it should not be abolished.It may be easy for the human rights group to say that capital punishment is inhumane. But let us ask a question: is there no value of the life of the victim? Not all crimes warrant capital punishment. In India, only the rarest of the rare cases invite a death sentence. If this is also abolished then how would the victims of such crimes get justice? It may occur to some that such criminals should be kept alive and tortured till they realise their mistake, but such capers don't happen in real life. These days, crimes against women and children are increasing. Culprits have no fear.
Fear of hurt or death is the most appropriate way of making a person repent. In Arab countries, people fear to commit crimes such as sexual harassment, child murder, etc. This is because cruel punishment waits for them if they do so.
Anwesha Das, X- D DAV Public School
Capital punishment should be abolished in India or not is a highly debated issue. On the one hand people who commit terrible crimes like genocide, murder and rape do not deserve to live in this society; on the other, is not death an easy end to the suffering and misery they would have otherwise faced under life imprisonment?
In India, death penalty is awarded only in the 'rarest of rare' cases. These are crimes against the nation, premeditated cold-blooded murder, and robbery with murder. Recently many feel that heinous crimes like rape should also be included.
Capital punishment has been used since time immemorial. But the time has come that capital punishment is abolished and life imprisonment is adopted. This entails many years of suffering, separation from dear ones and living with guilt. Guilt is the greatest punishment and repentance of all.