News|January 8, 2013 6:12 pm

Death sentence is not a solution to stop rapes : Nandita Das

Nandita Das the Actress and Social Activist also has her opinion about Delhi Gang Rape Case.

Like many others even she believes that death sentence is not the right decision for the crime, Nandita Said,

Nandita DasI don’t believe that death sentence is a solution to stop this because the conviction rate in our country is so low,

Despite all that has been happening, there are still reports of such crimes (rapes) still happening.

In other countries such reports have been filed which state that death sentence has not lowered the graph of such crimes. In fact, the countries where such crimes happen less, they don’t even have any such thing as death sentence. Such criminals should instead be brought to speedy trial, social humiliation and other such things.

Nandita is also not happy with the current statements by many who says that womens are responsible for rapes.

Nandita said,

This accusation that some people have been flinging these days that these crimes and rapes happen because girls wear skirts and other such clothes is utter nonsense. If this was true, then no village woman would be raped,

Talking about her work in one of her film ‘Bawandar’ on the same line, Nandita said,

I made film ‘Bawandar’ on Bhanwari Devi. Even her face used to be covered, this (rape) should not have happened with her then.

We hear of a three-year-old girl being raped. Was she found in some nightclub? We should not shame ourselves by giving such excuses.