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Is the death penalty too HARSH for Delhi rapists? Your Say!

September 13, 2013 15:30 IST

All the four convicts in the gruesome December 16 gang rape and murder case were on Friday awarded the death penalty by a Delhi court.

But some human rights organisations which oppose capital punishment, including Amnesty International, were swift to condemn the judgment.

"Sending these four men to the gallows will accomplish nothing except short-term revenge," they claim.

What do YOU think, our dear readers?

Do you think the four men got exactly what they deserved for their heinous crime? Or do you think capital punishment, which has been discontinued in several nations across the world, is too harsh a punishment even for them?

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