By Sargun Makhni ,5th September 2008 :Have you all ever thought how precious ones life is? Or what really life means? And very clearly we all know the answer is ‘NO’! Ones own life is very beautiful and precious and if ones life is taken away as a crime committed that also in a horrific away then there should be a fair tale that is life for life as the murderer has to forfeit his own right to live.
Capital punishment is just an appropriate punishment for those who commit the most hideous of the crimes which are premeditated. It is a right way to bring a murderer to the right track and finish such fearful crimes but capital punishments should be only in the case of premeditated crimes such as rape, murderer, and child molestation etc… because those who don’t respect other people’s life don’t deserve to live.
Sometimes in a country like India the convict who has made such horrific crimes are generally bailed out in the account of being a ministers son or being to some elite group thus cases remain pending for life long and then too justice is not delivered. Even in Sweden, Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, and Belgium capital punishments are not carried out since the early part of the century, yet these countries have not experienced a rise in crime rates. If capital punishment were carried out strictly it would prove to be the crime deterrent .Most criminals would think twice before committing murder if they knew their own lives was at stake.
So today need of an hour is speed thus as soon as witness or some solid evidence is found in cases like rape, murderer, and child molestation etc…capital punishment should be given and if it is substituted by life prisonment, there should be some concrete reasons however because ones own life is very precious and no one has the right to take it away.
Sargun Makhni a student of GGDSD College, Chandigarh pursing B.A. 1st year Journalism | Category: Articles. Student reporters