By on July 15, 2014
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A lot more needs to be done to ensure that women in India can live without fear of assault

In 2006, my family and I watched a woman with a small child cross the road at 11pm one night during our vacation in Singapore. The following day we noticed men and women in the same compartments in the metro. Later, in 2012, in Dubai, I noticed that the biggest jewellery shop had no guards.

Why am I telling you these stories? I wish to drive home an extremely important point i.e. fear of law. In all the stories, the fear of law was so high that virtually no one dared transgress it. Hardly anyone in Singapore will dare to hurt a woman and no one in Dubai would dare steal.

India needs the same fear of law, coupled with swiftness of trial, certainty of punishment and severity of the sentence, if our women are to live a normal life.

Here are a few suggestions with regard to their safety:
Every rape trial must be conducted on fast-track mode, within 30 days. Punishment should be nothing less than death or life imprisonment. Anyone who ruins the life of another human has no right to live (or live outside a prison). Quick trials coupled with sure and harsh punishments are the single most important deterrent against rape.

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