Sunday, June 19, 2005

Cane 'em, hang 'em!

It's that time of the year again. The time when a 'celebrity' does a thing out of the ordinary. Like drunken driving, hurting girlfriends and killing black bucks. This time, our most revered Pataudi has shot into the limelight... only the lime has turned out to be very sour.

I was thinking what must've went into the minds of these guys. Must be something like: "Hey, lets catch a trip to X. You see that black buck there? It seems to be enjoying its freedom. Wanna hunt it for dinner? In all chances, those forest guards are whining about their wages. And police? Well, as long as we don't disturb their slumber, they wouldn't care. Even if they do, we'll share half of our booty with 'em."

Actually, I wonder if these guys even think about the guards or police. Just imagine India without media. Heck, let's not even speak about it. All sensationalization apart, media is a serious deterrent. With all other proper deterrents - law, punishment - sleeping, media seems to be the only hope.

Where really are those punishments? A guy who kills a family just because he's from a different religion smiles happily before the camera five years later. A guy who rapes a foreigner gets all the time in the world as bureaucracy churns on. If this is the signal we send to all those sick guys out there, is Marine Drive rape case really a shock? Getting away with such crimes seem so easy, and worst, even if they are caught, all they'd be made is to serve in some prison for a couple of years.

There are certainly times when I hate the Arabic world, but the way they handle the crime isn't one of them. We all know that they cut hands for burglery, and hang for murder or rape. Heck, it's violent, barbaric, but the best thing about it is the SIGNAL it sends to all the sick guys. They really got to think ten times before embarking on an 'adventure'. Right in contrast to what happens in India. So why not severe punishments? We really don't have to bother about innocent guys getting caught and punished because there are enough criminals to catch.

All these apply equally to even small mistakes. We all know people who copy. Now if just one guy sometime is sent out of the institute for copying, I bet such a news would set a totally different tradition. The article speaks about criminals too having a heart and emotion et all. Load of shit, I say. And then, there are people who argue that the larger problem of the existence of these criminals is poverty and unemployment, but that doesn't explain the crimes done by loads of richer guys.

So, I say, cut 'em, hang 'em... Singaporeish style. Do that frequently for a year or two and set a precedent. Fear does work!

5 Comments:

At Sunday, June 19, 2005 4:40:00 PM, Blogger Jam said...

Govar,

You can't just have simple solutions to all problems like "cane them/cut them" simply b coz of the fact that each crime has a story to tell.

Each crime is the result of a series of events which have unfolded before the actual act of crime itself. One needs to carefully examine the facts which led to the actual crime itself. However ,there are a few things like rape, child abuse, acts of terrorism, which probably need not be proved and need not be condoned under any circumstances. Even then, in my opinion the criminal needs to be given a chance to explain himself before condemned.

Personally, I am against capital punishment as a concept. I guess my opinion could change given the correct proof that all criminals are just that, criminals.

Cheers........Jam

 
At Sunday, June 19, 2005 4:41:00 PM, Blogger Govar said...

@Jam: I'm simply trying to say that punishment has to be FAR severe, ONCE found guilty, simply bcoz its so light compared to the crimes they commit.

 
At Monday, June 20, 2005 6:40:00 AM, Blogger whoozlineisitanywayz said...

Hi Govar

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your comments. I also enjoy your blog immensely.

Good luck on your upcoming school year

Best wishes

 
At Monday, June 20, 2005 9:11:00 AM, Blogger Govar said...

@WHooz: Thanks 2 u 2!

 
At Monday, June 20, 2005 10:04:00 AM, Anonymous Chandoo said...

I dunno about the general crime for i donot have work experience there. But crimes like shooting wild life and drunken driven are clearly a sign of 'lack of awareness' among the general public about the severity of the issue. for that matter even sexual harrassment. (the lack of work ex rule still holds :D)

Thus i feel what could be more appropriate solution to this type crimes is education and sensitization. Unless the people who get effected by such crimes raise hue and cry about it the pataudis and salman khans of this world have a field day. Its a long term process but we can start somewhere.

 

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