Rape could be just uncontrolled lust. But rape followed by torture and mutilation of the victim and finally murder of a 8 year helpless girl child in Paro is the acts of demon. A human possessed by devil. Otherwise why would a rapist keep slapping a little defenceless child black and blue till blood flowed out of ears and nose ? Why pull a child by ears till ears are torn ? Why abuse every part of the body? If the victim was a grown up woman who fought back, maybe retaliation with angry force. But why such hate brutality against a frightened and utterly defenceless child of 8 years? Only a devil thirsting for blood is capable of demonic acts. And demons must be got ridden of.
It is easy and self glorifying in the eyes of NGOs and Human Rights to ask why take life for life ? It is easy to claim we are Buddhists and must not kill. And it is even more endearing to state that a Bhutanese should not make call to undo what was magnanimously decreed the abolishment of death penalty by our great King
Afterall, we are not the poor single mother or her child who was mutilated, raped and murdered. We can afford to be like tin pot journalists who are ready to kill today and whimper tomorrow according to the dictate of NGOs and flow of the majority sentiment. Unabashedly we can deceive gullible citizens and declare that death penalty is against the magnamity of our great Kings, against the Constitution and even requires amendment of the Constitution followed by national referendum. What lies and games of deception ! Looks like we have few social media personnels or journalists who go to any length like the Paro demon rapist & murderer & mutilator, willingly stooping to any length and depth to manipulate public sentiment for selfish personal gain or fame.
True that death penalty has been done away by a Royal Decree. But protection of child has not been done away by Royal Decree. The last death sentence by firing squad was carried out in 1964 in Bhutan. It was several lives for one life. The traditional method was simple blind fold walk over a plank that jutted out into the void space far above a monsoon river raging below. Acts of treason or sacriledge met with death. Those days such brutalised rape and murder acts against children were unheard of. So the Royal Decree abolishing death sentence needs to be viewed against such a prevailing social back ground. Unfortunately the behaviour of people have undergone drastic changes. And so must laws to counter. It is no longer treason against the State or Monarchy Institution for which a magnanimous King was willng to abolish the death penalty. Now the treason is against our defenceless children. A Guardian cannot recklessly show magnanimity when faced with cruel deaths of children because such kindness will be taken as weakness and will surely pave way for similar acts, hereafter.
Rape out of lust is unacceptable and certainly reqire to be punished with severe imprisonment. But rape as an act to torture, brutalize every part of a child victim's body and finally strangling perhaps an already lifeless body is unforgivable. When the very Devil walks the valleys of the Kingdom, the godly King and Parliamentarians must rise to protect. My appeal is not for public sentiment. The lawmakers must endeavour heart and soul to counter such demons. The protection and preservation of safe environment for child life must take precedence over all our fears of world infamy and Buddhist sentiment. To simply neglect to even attempt to do our rightful parental and guardian duty is forsaking social and political leadership.
The Constitution under Article 7 clause 1 states:
" All persons shall have right to life, liberty and security of person and shall not be deprived of such rights except in accordance with due process of the law".
Thus Constitution requires our leaders to protect the life, liberty and security of our children. And frame laws so that humans who are possessed by the Devil and are perpetrators of demonic deeds against minors can be assisted along the path to the Devil's hell with due process of the law.
Death penalty is not against the reverred Constitution. It is not against the sacred Monarchy Institution. And it certainly does not require national referendum. The process is like any legislation formulation. The Parliament can institute it with simply majority and royal assent.
The protection and preservation of Bhutanese child life is the core of royal prerogative because our children are the hope and vision of future and foundation of sovereign Bhutan. The citizens and especially the Parliamentarians must support our King to find ways and means to counter the growing national crisis to safe child environment.
Death penalty cannot be an absolute solution to curb devilish thirst for blood. But then there is no absolute solution for many things. Centuries of development in education methods and still no absolute formulae for automatic learning by all. There are still failures. But we do not stop education process. Likewise no deterrent is absolute deterrent but there is the absolute necessity to come up with the most extent possible deterrent to demonic acts.
People write and make reference to studies where death sentence has not reduced rape or murder incidents. Please dig further and find out how and who and for which objectives the studies were conducted. A team with a pre conceived agenda will always find statistics to support their cause.
However, if a layman wants to know the effectiveness of " deterrent ", let me give a simple easy to comprehend example. Watch the motorists behaviour at spots where a lone traffic police stands and at another spot where there is no police. Now you might say thats because there is someone with authority watching. OK but how many drivers have lost driving licence due to repeated traffic violations. Hardly any significant numbers. Yes "deterrent " works to a great extent though not absolutely.
Few public executions of demon rapists ( not humans who rape to satisfy sexual lust but devils who rape to queench thirst for blood ) would go a long way to deter such would be demons. Sure, not everyone would be deterred but anyone still retaining some semblance of morality would not succumb to devilish temptations if such deterrent is publicly demonstrated at times.
Most of us are Buddhists but we are neither Buddhas nor do we live in Zangthopelri. So shed that fake cloak of innocent purity and sensitivity. Buddhists too kill to protect themselves. And executing few demon child rapist cum mutilators cum murderers would be a deterrent to protect larger life interest especially the preservation and promotion of safe child environment.
I, too, value and cherish life and living. And like the majority of you all, I am of no relation to the family of the little girl victim in Paro. And like you all, I am also a staunch Bhutanese and Royalist and also afraid to pull the trigger to excute death sentence. But despite all that I am and have been, I am willing to do what it takes to support safe environment for our children. What happened to the 8 years old girl child in Paro haunts me to no end.
I never knew the child or her family when she was alive but in her brutal death, the little soul of Paro haunts me even in my sleep. If children cannot have safe and secure environment to grow up then all is lost and nothing and nobody is relevant in our Kingdom. Not even His Majesty the our beloved King is relevant to our children if they are simply raped, mutilated and murdered at will by demonic humans. The little girl in Paro is beyond our cruel world. But for the many like her, the society in Bhutan must be made more saner and less of a hell for our children. So the need to act seriously and earnestly against such perpetrators.
Yes to Death Sentence to Rapists cum Mutilators cum Murderers of children.