RAPE is never the victim's fault. Not even if she is naked, or if she is drunk or if she is a sex worker and definitely not when she isn't aware of what is being done to her. It is not just an issue in the society or a matter of upbringing. Rape has become a global threat and every time you hear an incident it just gives you goosebumps.
It was on March 8 (Women's Day), in Indore's shopping mall that an innocent 9-nine-year old girl was raped by a 19-year-old gaming zone employee. Not only this, in many cases kids and girls as young as 5 years of age and as old as 60-70 years of age have reportedly been assaulted sexually.
There seems to be no end to the demonic side of some people in the society.
On one hand, the city has been tagged as the cleanest city in India where Women's Day was celebrated with utmost zeal and enthusiasm until this incident came to light. A nine-year-old girl was allegedly assaulted by a gaming zone's employee who was 19 years of age.
More than just being a crime, this incident has shaken people's faith and trust that they instil in other people.
In 2017, the government of Madhya Pradesh proposed a law where death sentence was announced as the punishment for men who rape girls aged 12 or below. This bill was passed by the Madhya Pradesh government, after the NCRB report stated that the state has recorded the highest number of rapes (4,391) in 2015.
On March 9, a similar bill was passed in Rajasthan State Assembly. If this Bill becomes a law became the second state to give a death sentence to culprits who rape children aged 12 or below.
Rajasthan's home minister GC Kataria said that there are various other amendments made in the bill. He was reported saying:
"We have made two amendments in the case. Added life sentence and life imprisonment for convicts in offences against girls below 12 years of age, also made a provision that convict can't leave the prison for life even after completing 14 years of the sentence."
Cases of crime against women and most importantly children have become very rampant in the state of Rajasthan. The state recorded 4,034 cases in 2016 which is 3.8 percent of the total cases (98,344) recorded in the country against children.
While some people were happy with the fact that there is a law specifically meant for punishing rapists, some people stated that all rapists, irrespective of the age of the victim, should be hanged. Here are some of the best responses that we received:
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