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Posted on: 2012-12-07

Posted by: Rajkumar Ranabhat

The debate whether capital punishment should be repealed or adopted is rather trivial in my perspective. In any society where the people are disciplined & civilized, capital punishment may not be the ultimate solution but witnessing the present scenario of Nepal where lawlessness, corruption, violence, rape, and impunity have become the ugliest part of our life, I strongly support in favor of capital punishment. These days, we Nepalese people have been inured to these sorts of barbaric activities so I am of the opinion that for a certain period of time, capital punishment should be imposed not for all cases but to those cases in which there is a grave violation of human rights, exceeds the extent of brutality like the case of Khyati shrestha, Bairabnath mass murder case, etc. This will certainly discourage the perpetrators and ensures the peace and harmony in the society.

Posted on: 2012-12-07

Posted by: Nabindra Man Shakya

Yes, I think that capital punishment is not good for the society. If somebody takes life then taking his life for the justice is not good. It makes the sense that the hands of thief should be cut so that he could not steal anything again. But there are some highly authorized persons in the government who are making corruption and other crimes. I personally don't like capital punishment but I think army, police, government staffs and officials should be given capital punishment so that they are afraid of making crimes like corruption. Today Nepalese government is full of corrupted persons. I guess this will help to make government officials more accountable to the people.

Posted on: 2012-12-07

Posted by: sabitri basnet

It has been found that more than two-thirds countries have done away with capital punishment either in law or in practice. But I strongly oppose to it and believe that capital punishment should not be abolished. Instead I believe that even our country too should practice capital punishment in some of the extreme cases. Remember the murder case of KhyatiShrestha and GeetaKoirala where both of them were so inhumanly killed and cut into pieces. Probably, if the murderer of Khyati shrestha was given the capital punishment instead of some 3 to 4 decades imprisonment then D.I.G RanjanKoirala would have no same guts to kill his wife. Criminals have no fear for law so what is the use of showing mercy towards them. It is useless of spending huge sum of country’s wealth on those bloody criminals by giving them life imprisonment rather than hanging them till death. One step towards capital punishment might reduce the number of crime rates in our country. Thus, for me capital punishment should not be abolished instead should be encouraged so that one would not dare to loot, rape or murder some other innocents.

Posted on: 2012-12-07

Posted by: Dee Chan

Nepal isn't capable of delivering proper justice to the suspects, no matter what the crime. I personally don't believe the police force has the capacity to investigate numerous crimes that occur on day-to-day basis. And we as people spend less time really trying to investigate the crime properly. Capital punishment is death sentence, it should fit the crime. People might get framed for the crimes they don't even commit. And crime doesn't always happen in the capital only, it can also occur in remote districts without any infrastructure. So unless there is proper infrastructure to reach out to every person in this country, there wouldn't be a balanced debate on capital punishment as a proper punishment to the culprits or the innocent suspects.

Posted on: 2012-12-06

Posted by: Aadarsha Byanju

I support in favor of Capital Punishment,which is not to be abolished at all. Why? Because it serves justice, there are killers whose acts are unforgivable.The ruthless killing they do going around is insane and as for their act they should be executed. These brings justice to those who lost their beloved one's and on top of that it give knowledge about the consequences of such inhumane act. Its also cost for the government to keep such criminal alive in jails for years even after what they have done.The death penalty is much more humane than, keeping them locked up in a cell forever. If someone murder another, then the person don't have the right to live.should capital punishment be abolished? No as once its abolished than murders would go on killing anyone without any fear.It would be like encouragement to murders,as now they don't get death as their punishment.

Posted on: 2012-12-06

Posted by: Sneha Singh

Rather than capital punishment, some other forms of punishment should be preferred. A criminal should get a chance to realize his mistakes. Rather than hanging the person to death, it is better to turn him into a better person.

Posted on: 2012-12-06

Posted by: Riya Sherchan

Nothing can be humane as long as you're punishing someone. Punishment, the word itself means treating someone roughly. Personally, i feel capital punishment does not deliver justice. Yes, we might look forward to 'an eye for an eye' , but that doesn't outweigh the crime. "Capital punishment is harsh but it is not harsh on crime" . Supporting that famous quote by Amnesty International, I believe criminals should be given retribution instead but not through capital punishment. They don't deserve to have an easy escape as death. According to US authority, crime rate hasn't reduced by giving capital punishment. The innocents have been charged guilty instead. I think this is morally condemnable for those innocent people who have been convicted for a mistake of state authorities. Everyone has the right to live. Although criminals owe an life to the victims, they should suffer before being executed. The best way would be life imprisonment or probation. That way he who is guilty for the assault will face the long term consequences accordingly, and he who is innocent can be released. Riya Sherchan AS Level, Rupy's International School

Posted on: 2012-12-05

Posted by: Dipankar Simkhada

In my opinion, capital punishment is an extreme form of punishment as it is intended to put a person to death. However, I also believe that this form of punishment should not be completely ruled out. Being a devout Hindu, I personally choose to follow ancient Hindu teachings, and the Bhagavad Gita, which states: "According to Vedic injunctions there are six kinds of aggressors: 1) a poison giver, 2) one who sets fire to the house, 3) one who attacks with deadly weapons, 4) one who plunders riches, 5) one who occupies another's land, and 6) one who kidnaps a wife. Such aggressors are at once to be killed, and no sin is incurred by killing such aggressors. Such killing of aggressors is quite befitting for any ordinary man,..." (Chapter 1, text 36). Hence, it is clear that the Bhagavad Gita, as well as Lord Krishna himself, encourage capital punishment; despite the seemingly trivial reasons stated in the Bhagavad Gita. Furthermore, the Manu Smriti (laws for mankind) gives a very interesting viewpoint on the matter, as it states that killing an individual for heinous crimes is actually benefitting them so that they will not have to bear a great sin in the next life due to karma. Therefore, in my opinion, capital punishment should not be completely ruled out and should be used only in cases where the perpetrator does not have an underlying psychiatric condition, but has succumbed to his/her desire to kill another person. Capital punishment should also be done as humanely as possible – by lethal injection. Nonetheless, the definition of what cases justify capital punishment would need to be explored further.

Posted on: 2012-12-05

Posted by: ku.veejnas@gmail.com

In my views capital punishment is just like biting back a dog if dog bites you. Come on we are human beings we cannot be inhumane while treating a person even if he/she has committed anything inhumane. There must be human methods to handle such crimes.As no human beings can perform inhumane activities just for fun or hobby, study on the type and the purpose of crime should be carried out. Need for food, family, cloth, shelter and other human needs compels a person to commit crime. And how capital punishment in such cases will give justice to the convicts. Capital punishment is not a proper way to solve the matter. We are human beings we deserve to be treated by human means and surely capital punishment is not the one.

Posted on: 2012-12-03

Posted by: Shikha Bahety

Everyone makes mistakes, and each one of us should be given a chance. A chance to be a better person, a chance for a better future. A person turns out to be really different in various situations. The saying : Each action has equal and opposite reaction holds true. Each one of us tend to be what we are not when a circumstance asks us to be . So in my opinion, capital punishment does not deliver justice, even if many countries have done away with it. Nothing comes good if a person is hanged to death, the choice of life imprisonment holds good, wherein the person can actually realize on what was the impact of what he had done. There are always second chances, and each one of us has a right to that.

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Though many countries have done away with capital punishment, some still think in its justice. Some feel that any other sentence other than capital punishment does not deliver justice. However, many feel that capital punishment is inhumane and should be abolished. What is your opinion? Give reasons.