National media in India is continuously running news feed of leading politicians from the ruling party speaking of commitment to introducing chemical castration for rapists and molesters.
Please note : This response has come forth after deliberations running into some 12 days now after the protesters took to the streets in India. 12 days, may please be noted.
What do you think has been happening over these 12 days?
Well here is my take on what has been happening.
The politicians, ALL POLITICIANS, have been talking behind closed doors and counting the number of rapists, and criminals in their ranks.
In order to pacify and lull the angry mob on the street, they ALL have come together to think of a clever hood wink, that will appease the mob , AND provide an escape route , NOT only to the rapists and criminals in their respective party ranks, BUT will also enable rapists and criminals to use rotten, corrupt judicial and police system to practically get away with murder.
Let me explain how-
- First of all, the “new” law will definitely mention the word “rarest of rare”- the description of this sentence will be so vague and open to a million interpretations, that in the judicial rigmarole, the essence of the case, the plight of the victim will be lost in never ending , useless banter, that will veer towards protection of the “legal” rights of the rapist, and as usual, the case will go on forever- justice will again be denied , having been lost in literal translation, and the victim will be victimized by the system, penned by our “law makers”, the politicians, YET AGAIN!
- If the first hurdle would have been passed, and the judge were to pass swift judgement ( as is being spoken off in shrill voices to get brownie points from the angry mob), the system would look something like this- the chemical castration injections would have to be documented for the courts, and signed off by the police officer in charge , along with the government medical officer who will administer the injection. NOW, lets look at the scenario of the rapist politician who gets convicted of his crime (statistical probability of that happening, extremely poor , given our pathetic , corruption ridden system). This politician uses, coercion, corruption and inducements to get the police official and the medical officer to sign off on the dotted line; best case scenario for the politician is that no chemical is in fact injected, and worse case scenario, he gets injected with water and its signed off as chemical! NOW if the politician can do it, so can the criminal, because the police official and the medical officer are such pathetic representatives of what we stand for, have little or no courage of conviction, that they would sell their souls for crumbs- hence in all probability, the rapist will be able to gather enough from friends, family and his KHAP panchayat, that he too like the rapist politician, will be able to walk free, providing the mirage to the mob of justice having been served by the Government. AGAIN the implementation of justice will have been found seriously wanting, with NO ACCOUNTABILITY on part of the law makers, law implementer and the judicial system. AND YES you need to understand that for chemical castration to work, injections have to be administered well over 4 times! AND also be mindful, that in ALL PROBABILITY, the police officer and the medical officer in charge of this initiative, would be men, sexist, sympathetic to the “poor rapist”!
- The politicians and their favored spin doctors are busy playing mind games with the mob and the angry (urban) masses, and being mindful of their vicious control over a nefarious, corrupted, system , works as their concubine, they will be able to kill 2 birds with one master stroke- the mob will have been lulled into silence after the swift passing of the “new decisive law” , not being able to comprehend the loop holes that would have been deliberately put into the “new decisive law”, AND best of all, the rapist politicians in their rank and file , will in fact be free to go about their private activities (criminal, sexist) and importantly, the political activities, working as thugs of the political parties, representing the “grass roots”!