Call for death penalty for child rapists in India

16 April, 2018, 14:38 | Author: Angel Logan
  • Call for death penalty for child rapists in India

Thousands of people gathered Sunday across India demanding justice for two young victims of rape and raising questions over why safety for children and women still eluded the nation despite tighter laws. Sengar said the rape allegations against him were "politically motivated". A day later, the girl's father died in police custody after he was beaten by Sengar's brother, who was arrested after the incident.

Prime Minister Modi also promised justice on Friday after nationwide outrage mounted over the rapes. On Monday, Gandhi tweeted that there had been almost 20,000 child rapes in India in 2016, and urged Modi to fast-track prosecutions "if he is serious about providing "justice for our daughters".

The outrage was triggered by the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir and the abduction and rape of a teenage girl in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state.

The minor was allegedly kidnapped on January 10, and taken to a temple in Kathua, drugged and gang-raped over days and finally killed to scare the nomadic Muslim community out of the village.

The case, along with the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl, has brought Indians onto the streets for mass demonstrations not seen since the rape and murder of a Delhi student in 2012. The letter went further by blaming the BJP and likeminded right-wing Hindu groups for promoting a culture of "majoritarian belligerence and aggression" in Jammu, and in the Uttar Pradesh case it blasted the party for using feudal strongmen, who behave like gangsters, to shore up its rule. After Monday's initial hearing in Srinagar, the judge adjourned the case until April 28 while the Supreme Court considers a request from the lawyer representing the victim's family to have trial held elsewhere due to fears for her safety.

A lawmaker from India's ruling party has been arrested in connection with the rape of a teenager, police say, after days of protests by activists accusing authorities of failing to investigate the case and other attacks. Yesterday, on April 13, Two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ministers who shielded the accused men in the Kathua rape case resigned from their post after coalition partner puts its pressure on saffron party. "They have been victimised", Balbir Singh, a spokesman for Choudhary Lal Singh, told AFP.

On Wednesday (local time) a document was released by the Jammu and Kashmir state police detailing the charges that have been laid in the case. Yet India has always been plagued by violence against women and children - reported rapes climbed 60 per cent from 2012 to 40,000 in 2016, and many more go unreported, especially in backward rural areas.

Crimes against women have been on the rise in the South Asian country.

Police in western Gujarat state said Sunday that a post-mortem examination of a young girl found dumped by a highway near Surat this month indicated she been raped and murdered. According to the charge sheet, she was abducted by the minor and an accomplice. "The bestiality and the barbarity involved in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old child shows the depths of depravity that we have sunk into", the letter said.

Opposition leader Rahul Gandhi held a candlelit vigil at midnight on Thursday at India Gate in New Delhi, the same site where thousands of people demonstrated in 2012 against a brutal gang-rape in the capital.

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