Death penalty for sexual offences against children is misconceived. Ordinance is doomed to fail
Let silence, the absence of language force us to look at crime non-poetically
BJP state general secretary M T Ramesh claimed posters demanding justice for the Kathua rape victim, allegedly prepared by a pro-ISIS social media group based in Sri Lanka, had been widely circulated on social media in the state along with the hartal call.
After the horror that was spread by Kathua and Unnao rape cases, RJ Naved, who is known for taking an empathetic stand on social issues, apparently got a criminal lawyer on line to explain what the rape laws in the country are.
Lal Singh has launched a campaign in Jammu region to bat for a CBI probe and has taken out rallies in Jammu, Kathua, Samba areas drawing huge crowds in support of his demand.
According to data of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) for 2016, incidents of rape of children increased by over 82 per cent compared to 2015.
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Abhishek Mishra, who claims to be a “Hindutva thinker” on Twitter said he had done so in reaction to social media posts allegedly maligning Hindu gods and symbols. He said he was particularly outraged over such posts in the aftermath of an 8-year-old girl’s rape and murder in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua.
The President also approved the Fugitive Economic Offender Ordinance passed by the cabinet Saturday. The ordinance provides for stringent punishment against economic defaulters and aims to tackle cases involving the likes of Nirav Modi and Vijay Mallya.
That’s the first step towards dealing with the horror of Kathua
The BJP on Sunday accused opposition parties of playing “dirty politics” for their demand of a CBI probe into the alleged rape-and-murder of a minor girl in Kathua, saying only higher courts can transfer the case to the central agency as charge sheet has already been filed.
The government on Saturday approved the promulgation of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018, which allowed courts to award death penalty to those convicted of raping children below 12 years of age.
According to sources, most people who were arrested for vandalism and rioting were activists linked to right-wing Muslim outfit Popular Front of India and its political arm Social Democratic Party of India.
The road to justice in the Kathua and Unnao rape cases that convulsed the nation begins at two rural police stations where the First Information Reports were filed, where men and women work, against odds, to investigate evidence, interrogate witnesses — and build the case against the accused. Deeptiman Tiwari travels to Unnao and Arun Sharma to Kathua to find that the tale of these two thanas is also a story of neglect and despair. And an endless wait for police reforms.
The memorandum pointed out that the chargesheet in the case was filed before the Chief Judicial Magistrate before April 11 and around the same time, the action committee in Nowshera had suspended its hartal after 50 days