Recent news about attempt to rape of a minor girl, and a house wife, and the law enforcers failure to deal such heinous crime amidst public hue and cry is something that strike to everybody’s mind on whether the women and minor girl are safe or not. The time consumption in awarding such rapist is one by the judiciary despite establishing of first track court for many to lost faith in the system.
Almost everybody is hoping and shouting for an exemplary award which would mark the beginning of a change in the implementation of the law of the land. Crimes against the weaker and most vulnerable sections of the society of whom children and women are the chief constituents are on the rise despite the innumerable discussions, debates, slogans, agitations and protests. This calls for a deeper look into the loopholes or other defects which is preventing the law and order system from being effectively utilized or implemented. The dismal track record of conviction of crimes needs to be altered drastically for the legal system of the country to have any impact on the society.
The present opportunity for the Government and the legal system to make that much needed image makeover should not be allowed to go scot free. However cruel it may sound, the criminals need to be dealt with according to the severity of the crime, as well as the degree of brutality of the act.
The perpetrators clearly acted beyond humanly possible acts of perversion. Considerations of leniency on any moral or physiological ground does not merit mentioning, nor should it be a factor in awarding the sentence. The State authorities who are concerned with safeguarding the rights and safety of the children and women, who at the moment, are apparently taking things too easy, should be infused with a sense of direction and purpose if we are to expect any sort of positive change from the present scenario.
It would not be an exaggeration to point out that the disorganized and disconnected manner of implementation of schemes and other development projects has a lot to do in confusing and confounding the public. Till now, the general public is in the dark as to the working or any other detail about special schemes such as the Integrated Child Development Schemes which is supposed to be running smoothly in the State. Making the general public aware of the means and system of protection and redressal along with a strict system of implementation will go a long way in mitigating the social evils, if not totally eliminate them.