An Eye for An Eye? I want worse!!

I prefer not to write when I am very very pissed off. But at times, I still end up writing.

Aarushi (Noida) and Elisabeth Fritzl (Austria) got the worst possible in)human treatment from none other than their own father. And here is another one. Which one is worse – murder of a 14 year old? or 24 years of rape? Neha Vish writes that there is nothing more to it – In sum, a fourteen year old kid is dead, she says. Do I agree? Yes and No! Yes, the conclusion of the moment is that someone suffered.

No, because there are deeper repercussions and realizations associated with these two incidents. Its a criminal idea that many will harbor from now on. People do such things because our law and order gives them hope that they will get away with it. Mahatma Gandhi said – an eye for an eye will make the whole world blind. I say, I don’t want an eye for an eye here. I want something worse, something more horrific. Its a precedent which should not be allowed to repeat itself. Its an attack on the first fundamental right of “living freely”, and the perpetrators of such heinous crime should not be given such simple punishments as a death sentence or life imprisonment. They should be made to go through tortures that scares the daylight out of any living being. These people should be made the toys of sadistic pleasure to be derived by all. The society should be allowed to suggest tortures to be administered on such jerks. They should not just be made aware of their crime and left alone to feel remorseful about it. They should be made to realize the horrors that made someone else live through.

And yes – I am enraged at the thought that people give themselves the liberty to think of such heinous crimes.

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Conventional, boring, believer, poet, Shayar (to be precise), lover of music, musical instruments, and all that can be called music (theoretically or metaphorically), jack of all master of none, more of a reader less of a writer, arbit philosopher, foolish debater.. and many more such things.. like so many people!

5 Responses to An Eye for An Eye? I want worse!!

  1. Hello there! This post could not be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this write-up to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!


  2. anushi says:

    i too believe in non- violence but in today’s world human being is more akin to an animal.if we hav strict or severe punishments for such crimes then gradually man become accustom to not to think in wrong direction.


  3. Amit says:

    @Pradeep – It hurts somewhere. and hurts badly when its children that pay the price od adolescent idiocy.

    @AnnaEsse – Agree. In a moment of deep hurt, I would want to torture such people. But I dont think I will be able to, if I am given a chance to do so. But then, I would be giving myself way too much credit if I can feel the agony that some of the family and friends might be going through…


  4. AnnaEsse says:

    I harbour a belief about myself that I am totally non-violent and I try very hard not to wish bad things on anyone. I find myself agreeing with you, though. I find myself wishing for Josef Fritzl to be confined for the rest of his life in a small, windowless space, with the ceiling so low, he develops a stoop. I want Michel Fourniret to live for many years in fear of being, “accidentally,” allowed into the exercise yard with the ordinary criminals, who would impress their anger on him, but not kill him. Sometimes I think it would be a good idea if relatives of victims had the opportunity to punish the person responsible for a loved-one’s death. I retain, however, a sense of the ideal: a relative given that opportunity, who turns and walks away, saying, I will not stoop to that level. I don’t know if I would have the capacity to do that or if I would be the one opening the door for Josef Fritzl to be savaged by the mob.
    Thank you for a very interesting and thought-provoking article.


  5. Pradeep Nair says:

    However the crime took place, as you say, finally two lives have been lost. On side, it’s an classic case for detectives — two murders in one house and no one knows about it. On the other side, it is further proof of how vulnerable our children are.


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