People hold placards at a protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl, in Kathua, in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, a teenager in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh state, and an 11-year-old girl in Surat in Gujarat state at a demonstration in Ahmedabad on April 22. Photo: Reuters

Why the death penalty will not solve India’s rape problem, but speedy justice would go a long way

Amrit Dhillon says the Indian government’s move to introduce the death penalty for rapists of girls is a symbolic gesture with an eye on the elections rather than an effective tool to deter the crime

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People hold placards at a protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl, in Kathua, in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, a teenager in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh state, and an 11-year-old girl in Surat in Gujarat state at a demonstration in Ahmedabad on April 22. Photo: Reuters
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