Text Size:

The fall of CM Kamal Nath’s government in MP is a distressing testament to the low standards of political morality today. Both Congress and BJP are to blame. Congress for its inability to keep its flock together and BJP for its opportunism. Such politics defeats the sanctity of voters’ verdict.

Hanging of 16 Dec rapists brings closure to many, but doesn’t help lower crimes against women

The hanging of the December 2012 rapists would have brought much-needed closure for many Indians. The case raised public awareness about women’s safety. But it hasn’t lowered sex crimes against women, which is a difficult battle of law enforcement, education and social change. Hanging rapists can’t be a magic bullet.

Subscribe to our channels on YouTube & Telegram

News media is in a crisis & only you can fix it

You are reading this because you value good, intelligent and objective journalism. We thank you for your time and your trust.

You also know that the news media is facing an unprecedented crisis. It is likely that you are also hearing of the brutal layoffs and pay-cuts hitting the industry. There are many reasons why the media’s economics is broken. But a big one is that good people are not yet paying enough for good journalism.

We have a newsroom filled with talented young reporters. We also have the country’s most robust editing and fact-checking team, finest news photographers and video professionals. We are building India’s most ambitious and energetic news platform. And we aren’t even three yet.

At ThePrint, we invest in quality journalists. We pay them fairly and on time even in this difficult period. As you may have noticed, we do not flinch from spending whatever it takes to make sure our reporters reach where the story is. Our stellar coronavirus coverage is a good example. You can check some of it here.

This comes with a sizable cost. For us to continue bringing quality journalism, we need readers like you to pay for it. Because the advertising market is broken too.

If you think we deserve your support, do join us in this endeavour to strengthen fair, free, courageous, and questioning journalism, please click on the link below. Your support will define our journalism, and ThePrint’s future. It will take just a few seconds of your time.

Support Our Journalism

7 Comments Share Your Views


  1. Low standards have become normal standards since 2014, thanks to Mr Modi. My first shock was, after becoming the PM, Mr Modi participated in an elaborated Ganga Arti. I thought that was odd for the PM of a secular country. Then, I saw him canvassing for BJP candidates even in state elections. I thought it was odd for the PM of a country. Then I saw that he does nothing else but campaign for the BJP, and funding for the BJP, and for friends of the BJP!!!! I thought it was odd for the PM of the country. Then lynchings of the Muslims came, and roaming cows came, and Rafale and Ranjan Gogoi, and NRC and CAA and the works. DECADENCE OF EVERY TYPE IS THE NEW NORM UNDER MR MODI. I don’t know what “standards” you guys are fretting about. You guys at THE PRINT are domiciled on the moon or what?

  2. About the hanging of the rapists of Nirbhaya , death penalty should be abolished from indian statute books .Everybody , everybody ought to be given a second chance .

  3. Without taking sides, one will have to say that the people’s choice is being overridden by political manoeuvres, supported by vast sums of money and other positive and negative inducements. The incentive to provide good governance gets diminished when a formation decisively rejected by the people manages to retain power, as happened so clearly in Goa. 2. On a lighter note, a woman can be beautiful or chaste. Ideally, both. Nowadays both virtues are absent.

  4. Whether one thinks of it as punishment or deterrent, this was a desirable outcome. The effort should be to bring cases to swift closure, as happened with Harvey Weinstein. Parliament could set an example by closing its doors to those accused of sexual crimes.

    • How can the parliament close its doors to those just because thy are accused of sexual offence? IT IS THE PEOPLE WHO SHOULDN’T VOTE FORM THEM! In the last election they elected 43% MPs with serious criminal charges against them, including sexual crimes, while rejecting good candidates with long record of public service. They even elected terror charged sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur with a big margin of more than 3 lakh votes!


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here