So in my opinion, its immoral, insane and illegal of me to demand forgiveness for someone who inflicted such wounds on others.
I read here that Rahul Bose wants a chance to reform the rape accused. Certainly, the opportunity is always there for all convicted since court doesn’t direct to kill them (mostly, very rarely somebody gets death term) instead sends them to jail for some term so that they can reform themselves. Isn’t it?
But even before court has announced its decision you want to reform an accused? So the matter which is sub-judicial aren’t the citizens supposed to wait till result before they make any claims/suggestions.
Moreover that the saintly behavior can’t save the world from criminals, surely it has the potential but not unless somebody wants it. Let the convicted or accused (?) ask for the rehabilitation or second chance what are you jumping the gun. Isn’t the person responsible for his/her actions? Why should society bear cost for the such saintly deeds? Why my sister/mother/daughter/wife feel insecure due to rapists or criminals in society?
The forgiveness which our culture talks is misunderstood. The forgiveness can happen only at personal levels, and certainly not at social or national level. It’s the victim and their families choice to forgive or not. Why someone like Rahul Bose or me should demand pardon for the crime against someone else?
Would Mr Rahul Bose and Ms Teesta demand the forgiveness if the victim could have been someone from their own family or themselves? (I pray to god that they should never become victims, even if I don’t agree to their views.)
Culprit be given Right to reform, really?