Oct 7, 2010
Today most news channels and newspapers are engulfed with news featuring atrocities against minors. Such news is truly devastating. India has become a hub of such monstrous crimes.
Atrocities against minors must be treated as heinous crimes and dealt with without an iota of mercy on the accused. The government must amend the applicable laws in order to incorporate the necessary changes. The guilty must be sentenced with capital punishment.
The saying 'justice delayed is justice denied' must be put to rest. The government must formulate separate fast track courts to deal with atrocities against minor ensuring timely adjudication of justice.
It is very important for the child to express such atrocities. It is the primary responsibility on the parents to develop a positive relationship with their children enabling them to express themselves even if they have been subjected to fear and threats of death or harm to kit and kin by their persecutors.
It is not uncommon that most often such atrocities are never brought to light fearing social stigmatization and the other related trauma. Unless an alarm is raised such atrocities will continue. The motto should be to take the guilty to task. The armchair commentators must set benchmark decisions that would not only deter criminals but would prevent such heinous crimes.
Schools/ colleges must take progressive initiative and invite psychiatrists to deliver talks enabling the children to be vocal about atrocity of any nature faced by them.
Children of today are the future of tomorrow. Let us join hands to prevent crimes against tiny tots that leave devastating imprints on their tender minds.