The New Delhi rape\murder case was genuinely horrifying.
Vinay Sharma, Akshay Thakur, Pawan Gupta and Mukesh Sing were convicted Tuesday of raping the young woman for an hour, torturing her with an iron rod on a moving bus and then throwing her naked and bleeding onto the road.
The attack left her with such severe internal injuries that she died two weeks later.
“This has shocked the collective conscience of society,” Judge Yogesh Khanna told the attackers, adding the “courts could not turn a blind eye” to such crimes as he handed down the harshest sentence available.
Her family had earlier said their daughter’s dying wish was for her attackers to be “burned alive.”
The Associated Press reported that they will be hanged.
Who could object to that? Amnesty International
Far-reaching procedural and institutional reform, and not the death penalty, is what is needed to tackle the endemic problem of violence against women in the country, Amnesty International India said on Friday opposing the death sentence awarded by a Delhi court to the four convicts in the December 2012 case of gang rape and murder of a physiotherapy student.
It was a “horrific crime and our deepest sympathy goes out to the victim’s family. Those responsible must be punished, but the death penalty is never the answer,” said Director Tara Rao.
“Sending these four men to the gallows will accomplish nothing except short-term revenge. While the widespread anger over this case is understandable, authorities must avoid using the death penalty as a ‘quick-fix’ solution.”
Actually it’s long term justice. There is no fix for evil except that a society demonstrate that some things it will simply not tolerate. Amnesty International stands for the exact opposite of that. It stands for tolerance of evil.