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Punishment Or Extremism Essay

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Punishment OR Extremism The worse happens when a rape is committed. Nothing else within the realms of humanity can be more destroying or devastating for a person. The sense of losing your freedom, the feeling of invasion and being attacked without any fault of your own could be fatally frustrating. The one feeling, and the only one I guess, which I think can be worse than the feeling of being raped is being falsely accused of raping. They demand the ultimate penalty for rapists, but do they know the various circumstances under which a rape can occur? When is a rape actually a rape? The IPC defines rape as forceful penetration of the penis in to a women's vagina. Anything else (viz.. molestation, sexual assaults, exposure to adultery, etc ) is not rape, even though I believe they could be more devastating. Law here does not recognize rape of a male at all. If such a crime were to happen against any of my sister, friend or a relative, I would sure find ways to kill the accused. But I m an individual (guess that entitles me to act like dharmendra). The government on the other hand is an institution, which practically runs the country. It has certain responsibilities. It cannot go around killing people in order to get even with criminals. What is rape for a woman could be setting fire to the harvest for a farmer. Both are crimes and extreme too to the respective victims. So could be many others to other people. Can we become extremists? Can eye for an eye be the rule to run a nation? No. There are criminals who rape for pleasure, some do it as a revenge, some believe it's their right, some...

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