Strict Laws or Better Implementation of Laws
Dr. Ram Manohar lohiya National Law University
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Volume II – Issue VI, 2019
On the horrifying night of 12 December 2012 in Delhi when six men brutally raped a twenty-three-year-old girl in a moving bus (Hereinafter as Nirbhaya incident). The entire nation came together and demanded the most severe punishment for the perpetrators. This demand was deeper and unanimous for the juvenile who was said to be the most brutal with the victim. The demand was there to treat him as an adult. Inspired by the aforementioned event and owing to public recalcitrance, stringent laws were introduced in the country for rape in the form of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) (amendment) Act, 2015 and anti- rape laws. Recently, the nation was shocked again when in Hyderabad a girl was not only raped but was also burnt alive by the accused. A few days after this incident a rape victim burnt alive by the accused in Uttar Pradesh. These incidents raise the question on Indian law System and encounter of the accused in the Hyderabad incident by the police declared an appropriate action by the people.