Source: The Hitavada      Date: 25 Jul 2018 11:59:55









EVER since the brutal rape and murder of a Delhi girl, Nirbhaya, a few years ago, it has been a countrywide demand to make the offense punishable with death penalty. And the Government has responded with a bill which provides for stringent punishment, including death penalty for those convicted for rape of girls below the age of 12 years. Ever since the Nirbhaya episode, which had shaken the conscience and core of heart of the entire country, there have been spate of mind-benumbing rape cases all across the country, in several cases involving very small girls. There has been an outcry to change the law to punish even the juvenile involved in the gruesome crime that shames humanity. As a result, now even the minors are liable to be prosecuted as adults. It is now for the entire political community to make a common cause and allow the passage of the new Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018, going beyond politics. Because it is everybody’s concern. A stringent legal deterrent has become necessary to deliver quick justice to the victim of the maniacal crime.



THAT India is fast becoming a destination for global investors is a testament to the rapidly growing economy and faith of business big-wigs in the system that has changed for the better in the last four years. South Korean electronic giant Samsung setting up its biggest plant in Noida is a perfect example of investors’ focus turning to India as an important market. Volatility in European markets and threats of trade war imposed at the behest of Mr. Donald Trump’s US have also forced a tangible change in the outlook of global investors. The spotlight is firmly on South Asia and Indian markets provide an ecosystem to the investors through ‘Make in India’ channel. India’s rise in the ease of doing business graph, too, has worked in attracting big companies. Stress should be on manufacturing in India as the skill levels and talent available in India can be put to good use by the investors. The domestic markets boast of a good workforce for industries. Through such platforms India can woo more investment, adding to the $150 billion FDI it has already received.