I will say males’ ego and their dignity will come first. They are never going to recommend laws like castration. How can they ready?” said Ayushi Kumar, sociologist, graduated from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Transgender Association President has criticized the demand of chemical castration for rape accused. He said while addressing media that rape accused deserved the highest punishment indicated in criminal law but the policy makers should think of human rights of every citizen including rapists. He also added only transgender would know the agony caused by defective sex status. In the absence of any particular status this community have been in business of begging.
The panel for rewriting rape laws have just constituted and these people are jumping to save rapists at any cost. The days are not far when Public-interest litigation (PIL) will be seen in court to save the males dominated society. I am sure males will oppose it. At the end of the day females have to bear the brunt of do and do not list. The government will wash their hands by saying that things are not working or some parties are not supporting this cause,” said Suman Jaikar, Senior Advocate in Mumbai Session Court.
The human rights, legal, health angles and males dominated society will only complicate matters of chemical castration. Medical experts have another story to say about it that drug used for chemical castration works for just 90 days and person has to take fresh dose of drug every three months. It is a reversible process and once convicts stop taking doses, he can become normal as male hormones can regain with other medicines.
It is clear this is not going to work in populated country like India. The major problem lies with tracing the convicts every three months and injecting drug once person out of jail. Above all, forceful giving drugs to any person is complete violation of human rights in democratic country,” added Jaikar.
Jaikar further suggested that the Justic Verma panel has to take into consideration all opinions before finalization of draft. However, she thinks that Indian males will take u-turn when the questions of deterrent punishment comes in discussion.
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