KRANTI SATHE, LAWYER

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“I won’t ap­prove of such be­hav­ior be­cause it’s against the ba­sic prin­ci­ples of law where you are in­no­cent un­til proven guilty. This kind of be­hav­ior is bar­baric and doesn’t fit into the scheme of civil so­ci­ety. And it’s dan­ger­ous to the in­sti­tu­tion of ju­di­ciary if the po­lice are do­ing this. Af­ter be­ing con­victed, yes, they should be sentenced, for life, 10 years or what­ever the ver­dict of the court is. But how can po­lice be­come the judges in such a sit­u­a­tion? Also, if this is a deter­rence, why should we be both­ered about set­ting up courts at all? And why only sin­gle out rape? Ev­ery crime is a crime against so­ci­ety. Whether it is an eco­nomic crime or a phys­i­cal crime. If a do­mes­tic violence crime is filed against a mother-in-law, will she be taken out in a pro­ces­sion? To­day it is parad­ing and beat­ing up in pub­lic, to­mor­row it will some­thing else like parad­ing nude. There will be no end to it and so­ci­ety will be­come bar­baric.”

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