I get all the negative feelings when I hear or read the word “Terrorism”, and no matter what newspaper I read, or what news channel I watch, this word comes along, rather too often to my liking.
Today I read BJP questioning why MCOCA was not charged to people involved in Delhi Blast case and why it has been slapped on Lt. Purohit and Sadhvi Pragya Singh?
Well my first reaction was very stupid; I asked myself how could MCOCA (Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act) be applied to Delhi blast case?? Delhi is nowhere close to Maharashtra..How could BJP make such a mistake?
I did, what the situation demanded, a Google search, and I came to know that I have not updated my general knowledge. MCOCA actually stands for Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act (India), and it could be made applicable in Delhi as well.
Another question popped up in my devil’s workshop, whether or not the Sadhvi, Lt. Purohit or any blast accused get a conviction in the case, what will the punishment be? Hang till death? A lifer? Or something else? Will the punishment be good enough for kind of crime they have committed, or will the punishment make others, who are about to commit similar crimes, in some influence or other, think twice before doing it?
Why is punishment given to someone? I think to make someone who has committed it, realize their mistake and to make others realize that it is really not a good thing to do.
Going by above definition, will the convicted realize what they have done?? Or will the punishment stop similar crimes? I bet not.. So what are we going to gain by giving the convicted a death penalty or a lifer? Nothing really…
What is the solution then? I guess we can make them do something for the society. They can clean roads, railway platforms, pickup garbage from houses, or any work for which the labor is hard to get for (not because of skills required).