Let me throw a simple (looking but not yet simple) question at you. What is the process of creating a good citizen? Or let's make it little more simpler. How can you assure that people follow the rules. I mean every person should follow every rule. How can this be achieved? Like people will drive at adequate speeds, don't give (and of course don't have to give) bribes, how there won't be any hit and runs, how everyone eligible person votes during elections, how can there be no theft, burglary, bomb blasts, communal or any kind of riots? Looks like I'm expecting an ideal world or looking for a Ram-Rajya? May be..
Ok... I've a small idea. Ok but it's not tested nor verified or no history or survey records (at least that I know of) prove it effective. But it's just an idea. Another question before we go to idea part. How and why people dare to break rules or go ahead and do crimes? Simple because they know they can get out of it very easily by bribing or finding the loopholes in the law. Or even if they can't do it successfully, they are just going to get some very small punishment like few thousands of rupees of fine or few months in the jail. I recently read/heard somewhere that even hit n run case can put you behind the bars just for ~2 years. Commmme on guys. Hit n run is a kind of unplanned murder. Don't think so? Thus people don't have enough respect for law and order coz there is no fear of strict and rigourous punishments or heavy fines attached to it. Simple example. What is an average % ge of voting for parliament election? Am not very sure but definitely less than 60%. So 40% of eligible voters don't vote. (which is not correct though it's not a crime as such). Now comes the idea. What if these defaulters are charged per head fine of Rs 10,000 for not voting ? I know it's sounds cruel and unrealistic or may be impractical. But give an another thought.
Thus let's transfer our foucus to actual crimes. What if the crimes like muder/rape or even theft or destroying of pubic propery are to be followed with 900 lacs of rupees of fine and 89 years of jail. You know I'm picking some random numbers but I want to stress my point that the sum and the number of years behind the bars should be terribly high. And when I say terribly, I mean it. The defaulters should have a terror or fear about the punishment they are going to get if found guilty.
Let's turn focus towards little lighter side of it. Take simple examples like jumping on signal, not wearing helmet, enterting thru wrong side on one way. What if the person caught in any of these has to pay a fine of 15,000 Rs and/or 2 years in the jail. I request you not to close the webpage. Please read.
Ok. Now the heavier side of it. Why the number of terrorists activities like bom blasts etc are increased severely in last 10+ years. Because terrorists, naxalites etc know that even if they get caught nothing is gonna happen to them. They will be kep safe in custody and the case will run for 2 years against them and they will be plead innocent or will be sent to prison hardly for couple of years. Guys, all these unlawful activities are not going to stop unless and until the fear created in the defaulters' mind that severe punishment is followed if found gulity in such cases.
And another thing immediately needed to do is no human activists angle will be applicable to anyone who found guilty in any kind of terror act.
I know I'm sounding very rough and cruel but that's need to be done, guys. Believe me. I'm not supporting any kinda barbarism here. If you still think so, please read the whole thing again and give it a another thought.