Bengaluru Women Speak Out on Nirbhaya Verdict

Bengaluru Women Speak Out on Nirbhaya Verdict

Submitted by Subeditor on Fri, 2015-12-18 19:31 Well! With all due respects to judiciary, the Nirbhaya Case Verdict with regard to the juvenile convict has been heartbreaking for many indeed and some are having a level headed approach towards the issue. Here is what some Bengaluru ladies have to say: Sumaa Tekur, Communications Professional and TrendspotterOld enough to commit a sex crime but too young to be locked up? This must be happening in so many cases in the country but this one case has caught our attention because of the sheer brutality of the crime. At such an impressionable age the boy needs hand-holding to be able to distinguish right from wrong. He needs correction. A mere three years is not enough. He should be provided with therapy to mould himself into a person who can set a good example for the power of reform. Ponnu Elizabeth, Artist and Writer There has been a steady increase in the severity of crimes committed by minors over the past ten years. So perhaps it’s time to take a closer look at the juvenile justice system and make necessary changes to it so that people know that there are consequences to their actions. Laws can be amended, but you also have to keep in mind that it is a collective responsibility to bring up children. Teaching how to live begins at home and not just in courtrooms.  Reshma Balakrishna, NimBUZZ CommunicationsThis is setting a wrong and bad precedent. If a convict in such a heinous case - especially the one that got the attention of the world can walk freely, how can a common man repose faith on the judiciary. In addition, this will further embolden bad elements in society. If he could commit such a dastardly crime, it is criminal to let him get out on technicality!!!! Extremely disturbing!!!  Malini Misra Bhattacharya, Freelance Writer