Chennai, Oct 26: Calling rape of children a menace, the Madras High Court has has urged the Centre to allow the castration of such criminals. It said,"The court cannot be a silent spectator, unmoved and oblivious of the horrible blood curdling gang-rapes of children in various parts of India."
Justice N Kirubakaran rued that sexual crimes against children has been increasing even though stringent laws against crimes against children are in place. In fact, he cited the increase saying that the numbers have increased from 38, 172 to 89,423.
The court further said that the POSCO act is incapable of handling such criminals and that castration would "fetch magical results". The judge also noted that such laws have already been implemented in Russia, Poland and nine different states in America.
Kirubakaran said,""Though the suggestion of castration looks barbaric, barbaric crimes should definitely attract barbaric models of punishment and the very thought of the punishment should deter the culprit from committing the offence."
The judgement came to light after the High Court dismisses the petiton of a Briton who is accused of sexually harassing a 15-year old boy from Tamil Nadu. The Briton requested the court to dismiss the case against him as he could not return to India due to interpol red corner. Following this, the high court has put the notice on hold so that he could come to India and face trial.