Karnataka HC recommends capital punishment for rape, says ‘attack on anybody’s daughter is attack on ours’

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Karnataka: In wake of the rapes being witnessed in different parts of India, the Court High of Karnataka has recommended the legislature and the Government of India to amend provisions of IPC 376 or Gang rape and include capital punishment in addition to the existing punishment of life imprisonment and fines.

The division bench of B Veerappa and K Natarajan, made the recommendations while upholding the life sentence imposed on seven accused in 2012 gang-rape case of a student of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bangalore, News 18 reported.

The bench said that decades have passed ever since India got its independence but women in the country are still under a constant threat.

They stated that the legislature, judiciary and even the media has to play a pivotal role in putting the menace of rape to a halt which is worse than any deadly disease like cancer.

“It is high time for the legislature/ executive, judiciary, media the fourth estate of democracy and general public to pool in their collective wisdom to curb the menace of rape which is more dangerous that the disease of cancer to the future generation of our great country”, the order Court reads.

“We, the judges are the societal parents, if our concern for the society of girls/women can be summed up in one sentence that–An attack on anybody’s daughter is an attack on our daughter,” the bench stated.


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