We The People: Can Death Penalty Deter Child Rapists?

PUBLISHED ON: April 22, 2018 | Duration: 49 min, 56 sec

  
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President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday signed an executive order bringing into force an ordinance that proposes the death penalty for rapists of children under the age of 12. The law comes on the heels of immense outrage over the Kathua rape case and a number of others which had children as victims. On this episode of We The People, we ask: will the death penalty act as a deterrent to possible perpetrators or will it make the reporting of the heinous crime even more difficult? With the conviction rates in the country for rape at an abysmal low, will this law end up being a mere eyewash and will it further burden the legal system as many experts fear?
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