Rape, rapists, crime and the chastisement
We are perfectly aware of the reputation our country India has in terms of sexual violence, sexual assault, and its upshot. Laws in India have stringent punishment for sexual assault. So, why is this not curbing? There is a fault in our Judicial System. Coming towards the punishment for this heinous crime Indian Government passed an " ANTI RAPE BILL" in April 2013, for the life imprisonment of rapists as well as a death sentence if the crime is severe. Today the crime has increased in such an alarming rate that it is not limited to any one gender, age, race, and religion.
Any kind of sexual behavior without the consent of the opposite person falls under the Rape. In our culture, the starting and the ending of these cases revolve around victimizing the person who has been raped. And the worst part is that people do not believe it unless there is any physical sign or an attested report. Rape kills not only the dreams of the victim but also, ruins the lives of their family members. Rape is a worldwide problem and also the most derelict crime.
Recent Research has proved that there has been a significant increase in the number of cases of child molestations and child rape cases. Finally, the union cabinet took a major step and approved the death penalty for all those rapists who were involved in these rape cases.
Rape is the most underreported crime
Even though we get to hear numerous rape cases every day, but then also many cases have been yet not disclosed due the fear, embarrassment or biased behavior of the law. 63% of the sexual assault cases have not been reported to the police and have been left covered. Moreover, one of the reason behind this is the environment where the victims live. They don't have the authority to speak for their own and raise their voice. Due to these underreported cases, the criminal is free to commit another heinous crime.
Chastisement describes punishing and criticizing someone strongly. Here this word suits the best to the rapists but, actually there is an irony. Our society punishes and criticizes the victims for this brutal act. Why are women being chastised for these crimes? They are made to listen to all those things which are totally not acceptable such as "might be you have done something" or “it’s your fault”.
Rape affects people not only mentally but also physically. People have a choice of not reporting these crimes but, do remember one thing that, if you want to stop the offender and punish him you have to take a step and act steadily to save another life.
Always remember that what happened with the victim was never her fault!