Rape is a heinous crime, which leaves a horrifying impact on the victim. Rape is defined in most jurisdictions as sexual intercourse, or other forms of sexual penetration, initiated by a perpetrator against a victim without their consent. Undoubtedly severe action shall be taken on that person who gets indulge in this sort off UN-human work. Meanwhile different countries around the world have different laws and punishment for rape. A survey of laws in 73 countries found rapists could avoid punishment if they married their victim in at least nine jurisdictions, including Bahrain, Iraq, Philippines, Tajikistan and Tunisia. Marital rape is permitted by law in at least 10 of the countries studied by campaign group Equality Now, including Ghana, Lesotho, Oman, Singapore and Sri Lanka. Lets see what rape punishments different countries have decided for rapists.
In India, after the Anti Rape Bill of April 2013, culprits are liable to life imprisonment (which is actually 14 years), imprisonment for entire life and even the death sentence in the rarest of rare cases. The amendment also expanded to include a lot of other kinds of sexual assault that amount to rape. Though we have these strict punishments, the rate of rapes is still increasing. Is it time for us to change the track? Is it time for us to apply fast track punishments? Is the delay in the judgement is one of the reasons for increment of rapes in India? Is it time for us to adopt a new law which punishes the convict right away?
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