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The gory gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua and the gangrape of another minor in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao has left the country in shock. People are taking to social media to air their anger. TV actors share their views on the same and what they feel is the solution to such heinous crimes.

Kathua Rape Case: Capital punishment, castration, TV actors demand strong action against rapists

Shashank Vyas: The only solution is capital punishment. It’s quite questionable and strange to me that every Indian has been asking for capital punishment to be given to rapists, but the government is not taking this seriously. Why? What is stopping them?

Kathua Rape Case: Capital punishment, castration, TV actors demand strong action against rapists

Akashdeep Sabir: There is no other alternative but giving capital punishment. Death for the rape of a minor has to become a gazetted rule in India, which has the name of the rape capital of the world. Such crimes are still happening because India is not a well-educated country. Illiteracy increases the chances of men thinking it’s their right to rape. This is so shameful in this day and age. Proper sex education needs to be given in schools. Rape is a crime and this should be drilled into their heads. And those who cross the line must be condemned to death.

Nirbhay Wadhwa: Even after the Nirbhaya verdict, nothing has changed. Rape is still an issue. The main reason is the mentality of people. The problem lies in the mentality of our Indian society where a woman is considered inferior to men. They think that a man has the right to rule over her body, mind, and soul. Rape is indeed a heinous crime and unfortunately, it is increasing in India at a faster rate. In a country where females are worshipped in the form of goddess-like Maa Durga, Maa Kali, Maa Saraswati.. it is also a country where they are raped and brutally molested. It’s a serious threat. Every day a lot of girls are getting raped in every corner of our country. The government and citizens should take this issue seriously and take some action against it as soon as possible. We need an efficient and effective law enforcement system that earns the trust of the common man. India really needs a change in society’s perception of women, a change that involves viewing women as equal to men, not just as a sex object. Other reasons like lack of proper police security and less severe punishments for rape are also true and equally saddening. The rapists in such cases are not mentally normal so they have no right to live in the society. They should undergo castration and even after that, they should be imprisoned for a long term.

Ruhi Chaturvedi: We Indian believe that cow is our maata and women are just sex objects. We pray to animals thinking we will be blessed and go outside and rape girls. What kind of world are we living in. It’s sickening to see such horrible, mentally sick people staying around us. Now I’m worried about every girl who steps out of her home. We are just not safe. My blood boils knowing that our ministers are saving such sick, perverted people. They should be castrated. The punishment should be so cruel that people should think twice before even looking at a woman with bad intentions. These kinds of incidents are happening because we don’t teach our men to respect women. We teach our girls to keep quiet, dress up properly. Education is the only solution.

Ssharad Malhotra: We need Saudi Arabian laws in India. No mercy should be given to a rapist, be it minor as well! The laws in our country are very lenient and slow paced…if we want a safer tomorrow, especially for women, action needs to be taken from this very moment. Education is the key to all our problems. People need to be educated, that is the only way they will learn to respect women.

Rohit Purohit: It’s unfortunate and shameful for all of us as a country…it makes me furious and I am still not able to understand what comes to their mind before doing such an inhuman thing, that too with an eight-year-old child. Their punishment should be an example for all the others. It’s all about education. Our government should run a door-to-door campaign to educate people about the safety and consequences of this inhuman crime, like they go to ask for votes.

Kathua Rape Case: Capital punishment, castration, TV actors demand strong action against rapists

Rohit Bhardwaj: Hang them! Capital punishment is the only solution to this heinous crime. It needs to stop. Every time we hear of a brutal rape case, there is a lot of protest and upheaval in the country. Sadly, it dies down, till the next rape happens. We need to punish these rapists by hanging them.

Aadesh Chaudhary: Punishment should be shooting at sight. There is no humanity left, people have become so selfish that they think only about themselves. Unless and until something happens to them, they don’t wake up. But it’s important to realise that if today it can happen to an unknown girl who you don’t know, tomorrow, it can happen to your daughter or your wife as well. The solution is everybody understands this fact and everybody stands together as one and punish that person.

Kathua Rape Case: Capital punishment, castration, TV actors demand strong action against rapists

Sourabh Raaj Jain: I am not the lawmaker and neither an expert on knowing the various insane inhuman reasons on why such acts even happen but as a human, as a citizen as a father to a daughter, I strongly feel the need to have some strong law against such evils. The process should be fast, transparent and completely apolitical.

Kathua Rape Case: Capital punishment, castration, TV actors demand strong action against rapists

Sheeba: It defies words and feelings. It’s horrifying and I want to personally castrate the criminals. They deserve the most painful slow death by stoning in a public place.

Kathua Rape Case: Capital punishment, castration, TV actors demand strong action against rapists

Jasmin Bhasin: I am very hurt and furious since the time I have read all this. I am so disappointed knowing just that humanity is on the verge of extinction. This planet is no more a place for humans to live. I think now our country really needs to take a step and decide that if anyone attempts or commits such a crime, he will be sentenced to death. Such acts are horrendous, and even when I think, I get goosebumps. Our country needs very strict punishment for this because now I don’t think anybody is going to sit quietly. Tomorrow, it could be me or my daughter, my sister. It’s high time our ministers or president do something!

Kathua Rape Case: Capital punishment, castration, TV actors demand strong action against rapists

Vineet Raina: In our country people and even leaders think that if a girl wears short dresses or even jeans, she is inviting trouble and rape. This thought itself is disgusting. In my opinion, the only solution to this problem are harsh laws against such crimes, like in other countries that have lowest or 0% rapes. The laws should be such that once proved in the court of law, the accused should be sentenced to death. People should be so scared that they shouldn’t even think about committing such a crime. My heart goes out to the victims and thousands of women, girls and children who are raped, molested and murdered every day in our country. I feel disappointed to be a citizen of a country where Goddesses are worshipped but women are raped and murdered. I feel ashamed and heartbroken. Rape is murdering the soul of a human being, so it is equivalent to murder. I appeal for the death penalty for to be sentenced to rapists.

Kathua Rape Case: Capital punishment, castration, TV actors demand strong action against rapists

Sandeep Anand: Rape is not about religion, it’s about having no humanity. Sadly, our country has become a mere puppet to religious sentiments, to government propaganda based on caste and religion. Nothing in India matters more than religion, there is no humanity no sanity. It’s sad and disturbing. The only punishment for such a heinous crime is death. This is happening because of the lack of humanity in our country. We demean our women, hence rape culture has prevailed in our country. There is a lack of empathy, emotions, and respect for humanity. Until and unless this rape culture is ripped out of the country’s heart, we would keep on seeing our country and society die a slow and horrible death.

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