Death Penalty for Rapists - A cruel populist measure or need of the hour?

Started on 2018-07-16 11:58:14 by FactHunt Admin

OP's Perspective

In April 2018, India’s government approved the death penalty for convicted rapists of girls under the age of 12. However, the executive order is facing criticism from activists who say the death penalty will not be a deterrent to child rapists without an overhaul of the criminal justice system.

Recently, Amnesty India Tweeted "The Supreme Court's decision to uphold the death penalty for the accused in the Nirbhaya case is an unfortunate step towards the continued use of the death penalty in India".

So Let's try to figure out why so many activists oppose the death penalty.