The Madras High Court recommended castration as punishment to child sex abusers observing that “barbaric crimes should definitely attract barbaric models of punishment”.
Justice N. Kirubakaran, in a recent order against a British national, made the recommendation to the Centre saying that castration would achieve “magical results” in preventing child abuse.
“When law is ineffective and incapable of addressing the menace, this court cannot keep its hands folded and remain a silent spectator, unmoved and oblivious of the recent happenings of horrible blood-curdling gang rapes of children in various parts of India,” Justice N. Kirubakaran said.
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The judge also directed the Central government to decide on introducing compulsory sex education in high school.
“Denying youngsters correct and scientific information would lead [them] to acquire half-baked and incorrect knowledge from other sources, like Internet, friends and movies, creating misconception and doubts,” he said.
Kirubakaran came down heavily on human rights activists. He said they should not have “misplaced sympathy” with rapists and should support the victims of such crimes.