By citing some extreme cases of rape and murder, and relying on hyper media sensitivity and giving in to public emotion, the Indian Government and women organizations are on process to change the Present Rape law, as a knee-jerk reaction as mentioned below :
(Present punishment for rape is minimum 7 years and maximum life sentence).
Government and women organizations proposal under consideration:
- The Punishment should be “Hanging to Death” even for simple rape, presently it is Rape and Murder.
- Proposal for chemical castration to men. Accused have to prove that he had not committed the rape, the women is not required to give any proof (even medical test also not needed to file rape cases). Her verbal statement is sufficient to term any one as a rapist. She just needs to claim that she had been raped or gang raped and whoever is named will be arrested immediately and they will not get bail till the case is over, irrespective of how long the case continues, be it 1 month or 20 years.
- As soon as she files the case, whether it is true or false, she will get minimum 2 Lacks rupee – rupees 50 thousands immediately and then as case progress. This is irrespective the case is true or false.
- A rape complainant will get government job by default, so now you do not need any qualification or skill to get a government Job. You have to just cry rape and secure a government Job.
- Consent to sex: Any consensual sex can be termed as rape with excuse like, she was drunk / made to drink, she was promised for marriage, she was promised for job, she was under threat, etc. This means that the consent depends purely on women’s will and wish. She is even free to enjoy the consensual sex, later call it rape and en-cash
- Most importantly the law commission advised to make the rape law “Gender Neutral“, so that any rape by women to other women, men to other men, women to child can be covered, but women organizations and Govt are not ready to do that for reasons best known to them.
- For any disputes in marriage or divorce the wife can file the Rape case on her husband along with 498A (dowry case), DV act, Crpc125, Section24, Child custody and husband will not have any defence.
- There should not be any Punishment to women for making “False and Fabricated” rape or gang Rape case to anyone.
- A man can’t be file rape case against women even if she rapes you every day and then cut your body in 11 or 17 pieces.
Our Proposal :
If you really want the same should not be misused left, right and centre, the way in Section 498A/ Domestic Violence Act, the word relative is misused, then act NOW.
Be ready the Rape statistics will double in next two years and it will became another extortion, blackmailing and easy money earning business for all Advocate, Police and greedy people.
Summary of our Recommendations and Request to meet your MP/MLA/Ministers and demand:
- Make Rape Law Gender Neutral as in other countries of the globe.
- Relationship cheating cases should not be allowed to be converted into rape cases which suck the scare resources from genuine rape cases.
- False complaints of Rape cases, should be punished severely, so that genuine cases like ‘Nirbhaya’, gets justice.
- Introduce the much required police reforms to increase conviction rates of rape cases
- Introduce the much required judicial reforms for speedier justice and to increase conviction rates of rape cases.
All references to “Man” or “Woman” must be replaced with the word “Person” or “Whosoever”
All references to “His” or “Her” to be must be replaced with the word “His or Her”
All references to “He” or “She” must be replaced with the word “He or She”
All references to the word ‘Husband” or “Wife” must be replaced with the word “Spouse”
Relationship or marriage disputes should not be included in the Sexual Assault as they are already covered under Domestic Violence act.