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Rapist's life should be ruined; harsh measures can be effective deterrents: Kajol

When we spoke to Kajol, whose words carry huge significance, she stressed on the need to make the society think differently.

Divya Pal | IBNLive.comdivyapal2013

Updated:December 16, 2014, 3:35 PM IST
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Rapist's life should be ruined; harsh measures can be effective deterrents: Kajol
When we spoke to Kajol, whose words carry huge significance, she stressed on the need to make the society think differently.

New Delhi: A couple of years back on this day a 23-year-old trainee physiotherapist was sexually assaulted and beaten by four men in a moving bus. While the brutality of the December 16 gangrape shocked the nation, it also made thousands of people across all age groups to step out, protest and raise their voice to demand for justice for the Delhi braveheart. What started as a protest, soon converted into a protest which saw people conducting a march from Delhi's Jantar Mantar, India Gate and Raisina Hill. Two years later, the situation remains the same; cases of crime against women continue to be reported.

When we spoke to Kajol, whose words carry huge significance, she stressed on the need to make the society, most importantly the men think differently. "Yes, men should be trained to think differently, and this starts with their upbringing. If we have to change the society, we have to make them think better," she said.

Kajol believes that harsh punishments can prove to be an effective deterrent against rising crime against women, but its effectiveness can suffer when there is a lack of enforcement to clean governance. "It is important that the government talk about the evaluation of judgment of such cases and how only harsher measures can prove deterrents," she said, adding, "There has to be huge fear. A man should think 40-50 times before attempting to do anything like this. If a woman's life is ruined forever, his life should also be ruined completely. Five years of punishment isn't enough. I don't think a culprit should be stoned to death, but the punishment should be according to the crime. Crime should be taken seriously," she added.

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