20 December 2012 - QA 3

Gurudev, there is so much anger in people because of the incident in Delhi. Is it right to demand for capital punishment for this? Do most people become righteous in fear?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

See, there are many people who have gotten capital punishment but it has not been given to them.
Even the terrorists who are in jail, who have committed heinous crimes, have been given capital punishment, but enforcement is not happening.
Even the one that was done for Kasab, 31 crores was spent on him and then they gave him the capital punishment. Spending 31 crores on a terrorist!
Just imagine how many villages could have been developed in 31 crores? How many roads and how many homes would have gotten light and electricity.
Just the law alone will not suffice, we need to bring a social change and a change in the mindset of our rulers and lawmakers; enforcement has to happen for that.