Entertainment Bollywood 16 May 2016 Taking on the judici ...

Taking on the judicial system

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | PRIYANKA PRAKASH
Published May 16, 2016, 7:08 am IST
Updated May 16, 2016, 7:08 am IST
Raveena Tandon talks about her upcoming movie.
Raveena Tandon
 Raveena Tandon

Raveena Tandon has finally decided to hit the silver screens again this year, after a prolonged break. Recently spotted in New Delhi for the shoot of her upcoming release Maatr: The Mother, the actress talks in detail about her role and how the movie is all set to address the judicial system of our nation.

The movie is a depiction of the growing violence against women in India. Sharing the intention behind the plot, the actress states, “The movie, to a great extent, speaks about our system failure. The idea is to portray what can happen, what should happen and what can be done in situations such as these.”

 

Distressed with the rampant increase of violence against women in recent times, the actress explains, “It is common to hear about brutal cases in every city and state these days. We know that it has happened in Delhi multiple times and recently even in Kerala. And it is very disheartening to see when the system fails to provide justice to the victims and their families in such incidents.”

Voicing her concern she shares, “Violence against women does not solely include rape. It includes incidents of domestic violence, molestation and even eve teasing. The problem is that there is no stringent punishment or deterrent, where people actually end up fearing the repercussions of such inhuman acts.”

 

She adds, “In other countries the age for juveniles has been moved down to 14 or 16. India is one among the few countries where the bar is still set at 18. If the boy is old enough to rape, he is most certainly old enough to take the punishment. I am not saying that death should be the answer to all such crimes, but a psychological evaluation must be done of the person and the extent of brutality should be analysed to conclude the type of punishment these people deserve.”

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