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70% Women Want Death Penalty For Rapists

By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 05, Dec 2019, 19:12 pm IST | UPDATED: 23, Dec 2019, 12:28 pm IST

70% Women Want Death Penalty For Rapists Delhi: Over the past few weeks several incidents of rape and other crime against women have been reported from different parts of the country and the most gruesome amongst them being the gang-rape and murder of a veterinarian doctor which took place earlier this week in the outskirts of Hyderabad in Telangana. The incident took entire country with shock and anger resulting in pan-India protests seeking nothing but death penalty for the culprits. Protestors from different parts of the country demanded that the four truck drivers and cleaners arrested for the  monstrous  crime must be immediately awarded capital punishment. Participants in the protests also voiced concern over the growing number of crimes against women across the country.

Keeping in mind the frightful situation of women safety across the country, ABP News along with C-Voter conducted a survey to understand what people think about the current scenario and why incidents of rape and crime against women have witnessed such surge over the recent past.


Women safety and security in India survey - based on views of both men and women from different parts of the country - noted that people are vexed by the increasing incidences of sexual violence and other crimes against women and there is a need of immediate action. While many respondents believe that government is not doing much to tackle the situation, some feel laws against such violence is not strict in the country.

The survey has found that 70% of the female respondents have demanded death penalty for rapists while 70% males have concurred with the view.

When asked - do the people think that crime against women has increased from last year? -  78.6% male respondents said yes supporting 87.1% of female respondents who thought the same. Mere 13.5% of male and 6.5% of female respondents thought that crime against women has not increased from last year.

18.9% male and 22.4% female respondents said the reason behind increase in crime against women was "no fear of the law". Shockingly, 11.6% male and 6.8% female respondents also felt that "women dressing in skimpy clothes" is the main reason behind the situation. 13.2% male and 24.4% female respondents said "not so strict laws" is the main reason behind increase in crime against women.
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