Will capital punishment, chemical castration stop rape?

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Delhi Gang
New Delhi, Jan 2: India is trying hard to bring an end to rising rape cases against women in the country. What will stop rape? While few suggest severe measures like capital punishment and chemical castration, many believe certainty of justice can deter rapists more than the severity of punishment.

The debate is open for all. On Tuesday, Jan 1 Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa took a significant step and announced a 13-point action plan to ensure women's safety and prevent incidents of sexual harassment.

Pitching for harsher punishment, including death penalty and chemical castration, for those involved in rape and crimes against women, she said she would ask the Centre to make necessary changes in the law.

"The law, the justice delivery mechanisms, must be geared to protect, encourage and aid the victim in seeking and getting that justice," says an activist.

The activist says that capital punishment and chemical castration won't solve the problem.

However, the entire country is angry and protesting to demand safety for women after the gruesome gang-rape of a 23-year-old paramedics student in New Delhi.

Protesters in national capital are demanding capital punishment for six rapists who raped and physically assaulted the paramedical student in a moving bus. After the gruesome crime, the criminals dumped her body on the streets of Delhi. The victim died in a Singapore hospital after fighting for her life for almost 13 days.

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