Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - REGION -

Apro­pos ‘Fa­ther ar­rested for rape after 14-yr-old re­veals hor­ror’ (Fe­bru­ary14), the spurt in sex­ual abuse crimes is abom­inable. Sen­si­tiv­ity seems to have faded from the so­ci­ety. Sadly, cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment for such crimes won’t serve as a de­ter­rent. With such in­ci­dents com­ing to light, it be­comes im­per­a­tive to reach young minds and in­cul­cate moral val­ues in them. En­forc­ing strin­gent laws will be mean­ing­less un­less the younger gen­er­a­tion is not coun­selled. And such in­ter­ven­tion needs to start right from child­hood. Law and moral val­ues must run par­al­lel to each other.

Soshil Rat­tan, Am­rit­sar

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