Madras High Court recommends castration for child sex abusers
Chennai: The Madras
High Court recommended castration as punishment to child sex abusers observing
that “barbaric crimes should definitely attract barbaric models of punishment”.
Justice N Kirubakaran,
in a recent order against a British national, made the recommendation to the
Centre saying that castration would achieve “magical results” in preventing
“When law is
ineffective and incapable of addressing the menace, this court cannot keep its
hands folded and remain a silent spectator, unmoved and oblivious of the recent
happenings of horrible blood-curdling gang rapes of children in various parts
of India,” Justice N Kirubakaran said.
The judge also directed
the Central government to decide on introducing compulsory sex education in
correct and scientific information would lead to acquire half-baked and
incorrect knowledge from other sources, like Internet, friends and movies,
creating misconception and doubts,” he said.
Kirubakaran came down
heavily on human rights activists. He said they should not have “misplaced
sympathy” with rapists and should support the victims of such crimes.