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Delhi gang rape protest.

The ongoing outrage due to gang rape of a girl in Delhi unfortunately has become a nationwide phenomenon. This episode should not be highlighted just for political gain or be confined to one horrific incident alone, instead we have to do an honest root cause analysis with an earnest mindset and root out all kinds of crimes including the rape from the society once for all.What really saddens any honest Indian citizen is that the discussions whether on social networking media, TV talk shows or both houses of Indian Parliament focusing only on the problems without outlining a real mechanism to address it.Women parliamentarians cutting across party lines Sushma Swaraj, Mayawati, Jaya Bachchan, Girija Vyas denounce this uncivilized act but I support the pragmatic approach of Sushma Swaraj who rightly said that it's time to introduce the death penalty or hanging of rapists. Her argument is very close to Islamic teachings that insist on painful punishment for transgressors as an only solution to root out crimes from any human society.No other religion has specific rulings mentioned in the scriptures as does Islam, instead some scriptures denigrate the very dignity of women. Islam the religion of all times practically demonstrates the real dignity and true honor of women to those whoever comes closer to it.It is high time to confront this evil of the society else sexual abuse or rape victim will never be able to forget the devastating impact it leaves on all aspects of their life. -- Saif Ul Islam Farooqui, Riyadh

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Publication:Arab News (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)
Date:Dec 23, 2012
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