Pune: Capital punishments cannot stop rape cases said Sampat Pal Devi, founder of ‘Gulabi Gang’ and social activist from Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh in north India. She interacted with the media on Tuesday.
“I have been mentioning since the Nirbhaya rape case that the accused should be tattooed on his forehead that he had committed such a heinous crime,” said Pal
She further added that the capital punishment will only convict the poor and not the rich.
“Poor and honest people will be hanged and the real culprits will roam free. Hence I am not in the favour of capital punishment because it won’t be implemented correctly and the poor shall suffer,” said Pal.
Talking about the Unnao rape case, Pal said that the father should not have been killed. “The minister should be held accountable as his men were involved in killing the girl’s father and the police have taken the blame,” said Pal.
While talking about the Yogi Adityanath government in UP, Pal said, “The chief minister has painted the banks of Ganga saffron. However, the water in the river still remains dirty and the program is called ‘Swatchta abhiyaan’. People should do something by taking up this issue in their hands,” said Pal.
She further spoke that the new generation should not be fearful of those in power, instead be confident.
“Both boys and girls should face the world with confidence. And the girls should excel in education, get employment and be independent or they will always be slaves of men,” said Pal.