'Kill The Rapist' makers to launch a campaign for Delhi gangrape victim

Published: 16 December, 2013 10:31 IST | Asira Tarannum |

On the first anniversary of Delhi's brutal gangrape, a campaign to encourage capital punishment to be launched today

After Delhi gangrape victim’s tragic incident last year, filmmaker Sanjay Chhel announced his project Kill the Rapist featuring Anjali Patil as a tribute to the victim.

Anjali Patil
Anjali Patil features in the film

Today marks the completion of a year of thet brutal event. And the makers will launch a campaign to seek people’s opinion whether they want death sentence as punishment for rapists or not.

Depending on the support they garner, they’ll file a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) and take the campaign forward to fight for justice against such incidents. The campaign will be launched through print, television, radio and Internet.

Talking about the PIL, producer Siddharth Jain says, “Post the audience verdict in terms of voting, I would personally want to file a PIL seeking a change of law.

Capital punishment is important to deter rapists, even if the survivour survives. Giving 14 years in jail for a rapist is not a strong punishment for brutal rape incidents.

Stricter law and enforcement of law is the need of the hour. Juvenile punishment for rape crimes needs to be re-looked at again by the people in power.” 

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