‘If rapes become punishable by death, rapists will end up killing their victims’

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Kavita Srivastava, National Secretary, People’s Union for Civil Liberties, talks about why she disagrees with the sentence of the court awarding death penalty to the four rapists in the 16 December Delhi gangrape case.

Interviewed by Kunal Majumder
Produced by Saad Ahmed

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Kunal Majumder writes on politics, foreign affairs and books. Since he began his journalistic career in 2005, Kunal has reported on a wide range of topics including design, fashion, business, politics, environment, human rights and the Maoist conflict. In 2011, he won the UNFPA-Laadli Media Award for Gender Sensitivity for Best Feature report and the Statesman Award for Rural Reporting. Kunal worked with Tehelka newsmagazine from September 2009 to November 2012 as a reporter. In Novemeber 2012, he was designated as Assistant Editor in-charge for web operation. He was responsible for the revamp of Tehelka website and associated online platforms like Tehelka Radio, Tehelka TV and social media. He quit Tehelka in December 2013.

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